The past couple of months have brought a lot of attention to UPF books! As Florida starts cooling down for the winter season, join us in highlighting some of our reviews from October and November.

Authentic Florida highlighted several UPF titles that would make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season!

Cathy Salustri’s Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida and Robert Silk’s An Ecotourist’s Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys were featured on‘s “World Traveler (& Foodie) Guide to Miami Book Fair” in advance of their presentations at Miami Book Fair International.

Gregory Bush, author of White Sand Black Beach: Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami’s Virginia Key, was interviewed by WLRN about his book and read an excerpt from it on the air.

James Dempsey appeared on WCCA TV’s “Soapbox” to talk about his book, The Tortured Life of Scofield Thayer

Experiencing the Art of Pas de Deux authors started their own company, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami.

More great reviews from October and November:


waiting_for_contact_rgbWaiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

by Lawrence Squeri

“A revealing and thoughtful look at star-centric intersections of science and belief.”—Foreword Reviews

Check out the review and the Q&A.





Remembering Florida Springs 

by Tim Hollis

“A treasure trove of nostalgic postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers and souvenirs from the early days of the ‘big five’ commercial springs: Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs, Rainbow Springs, Weeki Wachee Spring and Homosassa Springs. . . . Whether you remember the Florida springs from your youth or you are seeing pictures of them for the first time, you will want to visit or revisit them after reading Remembering Florida Springs.”—St. Augustine Record


Sea_Level_Rise_in_Florida_RGB.jpgSea Level Rise in Florida: Science, Impacts, and Options

by Albert C. Hine, Don P. Chambers, Tonya D. Clayton, Mark R. Hafen, and Gary T. Mitchum

“This compact, well-illustrated volume clarifies the forces that cause sea level change and the consequences of such change. . . . A marvelous resource that brings together the thinking of committed experts in an attractive, coherent and positive manner.”—Florida Weekly

Last month, Albert C. Hine discussed his book at the Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading and at Miami Book Fair International.


Skyway_RGB.jpgSkyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signatire Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down

by Bill DeYoung

“DeYoung uses electrifying details to illustrate the importance of the bridge and its significance in connecting Pinellas County to Manatee County and points south.”—Tampa Bay Magazine

“Entranc[ing]. . . . While DeYoung explains the events that precipitated that tragic morning, he does more than that: He makes the pilot of the boat, the late Capt. John Lerro, into a real person. He allows readers to peek into the world of commercial boat captains. . . and empathize with the unreasonable challenges these men undertake as regularly as most of us boot up our computers in the morning.”—Creative Loafing Tampa


Walking_St_Augustine_RGB.jpgWalking St. Augustine: An Illustrated Guide and Pocket History to America’s Oldest City

by Elsbeth “Buff” Gordon

“If you are planning a trip to St. Augustine, Florida, this book is a must have. . . . Walking St. Augustine is filled with everything you need to enjoy America’s oldest city.”—Tampa Bay Magazine





cuba_a_history_in_art_revised_edition_rgbCuba: A History in Art

by Gary R. Libby

“An essential account not only for art lovers but culturally aware travelers to Cuba in general. . . . An incredible journey through the Cuban past as expressed for all time by its finest artists.”—INsights Magazine






To purchase these or other amazing UPF titles, check out our holiday sale, where you can get 20-40% off your order and $1 per book shipping when you use the code XM16 at checkout. Order $50 or more and get a free UPF tote bag!

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