Q&A with Daniel Harrison, author of Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter

Released last month, Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter: The Dark Side of Political Protest investigates an act of creative crime that has become legend in Florida lore. Early one morning in June 1991, a young man named Marshall Ledbetter broke into the Florida State Capitol building, armed with just an empty whiskey bottle wrapped in a … Continue reading Q&A with Daniel Harrison, author of Making Sense of Marshall Ledbetter

New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

Thomas Allen Harris’s new documentary Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People is “a family memoir, a tribute to unsung artists and a lyrical, at times heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity,” according to the New York Times. “It’s a film dense with both information and purpose,” says LA Weekly. … Continue reading New Film Shares Pioneering Photography of Florestine Perrault Collins

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

"A compelling story of how alienated people found refuge in the alien landscape of the Great Dismal Swamp."---Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action "These communities represent a largely unrecognized, alternative declaration of independence. They are a part of world history that is truly revolutionary."---Mark P. Leone, author of The Archaeology of Liberty … Continue reading A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

Miami Book Fair International 2014

In late November, UPF's deputy director Dennis Lloyd and marketing manager Romi Gutierrez traveled down to Miami to staff our booth at the annual Miami Book Fair International, bringing along more than a ton of books! Through non-stop rain on Friday, ferocious wind on Saturday, and formidable heat and humidity on Sunday, they braved the elements to chat with fairgoers and … Continue reading Miami Book Fair International 2014

November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Three themes unite the books within our roundup this month: conservatives, conservation, and connection. Yet the titles included vary widely from cookbooks to scholarly studies. We hope this range will help in your gift hunting endeavors! To top it off, all of the books below are discounted in our 2014 Holiday Sale. Apply code XM14 at … Continue reading November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

7 Wonders of the Everglades (And How to Help Them!)

Marketing intern Micole Kaye worked closely with Mac Stone's Everglades: America's Wetland during her internship at the University Press of Florida and discovered some amazing facts about America's largest wetland. Below she shares some of the wonders you can find in the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. “One way to open your eyes … Continue reading 7 Wonders of the Everglades (And How to Help Them!)