Follow the adventures of our expert authors and find some great book recommendations here in our June Review Roundup! We’re excited to present highlights from this past month’s news and reviews.

Fútbol!: Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

by Joshua H. Nadel

Are you loving the World Cup? Find out how Brazil perfected the game that began as an English invention—and, in turn, how soccer has changed Brazil—in author Joshua Nadel’s article on Zócalo Public Square.

Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids

by Laura Albritton

“A very smart, well-written vacation guide for parents traveling with children, from toddlers to teenagers.”—Chicago Tribune


State of Defiance: Challenging the Johns Committee’s Assault on Civil Liberties

by Judith G. Poucher

“Focuses on five ‘ordinary’ individuals subjected to the committee’s public and private interrogations who refused to give up the names of others. . . . Poucher exposes a seamy and prurient side of the committee’s activities.”—Florida Times-Union


Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food

by Dale Finley Slongwhite

The stories of these women, these farmworkers, haunted me until I could no longer sit on the sidelines.” Don’t miss author Dale Slongwhite’s special guest post on Greenversations, an official blog of the U.S. EPA.

Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender of Florida’s Environment

by Peggy Macdonald

For a great read about Marjorie Harris Carr’s Southwest Florida roots—and a great intro to her new biography!—check out this article in the Fort Myers News-Press.


The Purposes of the University: Selected Speeches

by Bernie Machen with Aaron Hoover

“Machen, who ends his tenure this year as the 11th president of the University of Florida, has compiled outtakes from a sampling of the hundreds of speeches he has delivered over the past decade.”—Gainesville Sun


High Seas Wranglers: The Lives of Atlantic Fishing Captains

by Terry L. Howard

“Captures the harrowing close calls and boisterous spirit of chasing the big catch on the Atlantic Coast, and brings these modern adventurers to life.”—BoatU.S. Magazine


Going Ape: Florida’s Battles over Evolution in the Classroom

by Brandon Haught

A born storyteller, Haught offers interesting, lively, and well-paced accounts of the events he describes, providing a satisfying survey of a controversy with deep historical roots that continues to affect science education even today.”—Evolution: Education and Outreach


Fringe Florida: Travels among Mud Boggers, Furries, Ufologists, Nudists, and Other Lovers of Unconventional Lifestyles

by Lynn Waddell

“Here,” says Cultist Miami, “lovingly recounted by Waddell herself,” are the Five Freakiest Fringe Groups in Florida


In the Washington Post, Katrina vanden Heuvel’s opinion piece on U.S. policy toward Cuba highlights Marc Frank’s “fascinating new book,” Cuban Revelations: Behind the Scenes in Havana.


Ballroom!: Obsession and Passion inside the World of Competitive Dance

by Sharon Savoy

World champion dancer Sharon Savoy “takes the reader from her very first steps on the ballroom dance floor and we become witness to the unconditional dedication, hard work and resilience required to win.”—Blackpool Gazette

No Ordinary Days

by Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor, simply said, is a pioneer and one of the most important digital artists in the world. And nothing shows this more clearly than her book No Ordinary Days, which contains 120 of her vivid and imaginative works of art.”—Atención San Miguel

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