University Press of Florida books have received lots of positive attention recently.


6296In an interview with Cathy Salustri about her book, Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida, the New York Times notes the author “delights in letting people know that to really discover Florida, you have to turn off the congested Interstates and explore the state’s towns and cities.” According to Library Journal, Backroads of Paradise “provides a perspective different from the theme park and beach images most commonly associated with Florida.” The Tallahassee Democrat proclaims, “Salustri recreates the ultimate Florida road-trip…Anyone who shuns interstates for backroads in order to rediscover old Florida should rush to buy this lovely book!”



6294Anna Marlis Burgard’s book Shrimp Country: Recipes and Tales from the Southern Coasts also received recognition. Publishers Weekly says Burgard provides “authentic recipes.”
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay says Shrimp Country is “a super-dreamy read. In between shrimp-centric recipes, the book’s packed with entertaining features on marine biologists, trawler captains and topic s like American rice and the annual ritual of Mobile Bay, Alabama’s jubilee events in between shrimp-centric recipes, transporting readers to the strange and beautiful shrimping communities of coastal America.” Shrimp Country has also been featured in a recent issue of the National Culinary Review.





Here are some more great reviews:


music_everywhere_rgbMusic Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town

by Marty Jourard
“Jourard’s personal knowledge of a specific community over a certain period of time adds depth, texture and a tangible emotional resonance to a tale that includes so much more than music. . . . A charming read for diehard music fans and casual pop-culture historians alike.” —Creative Loafing Tampa Bay




4938Fútbol! Why Soccer Matters in Latin America

by Joshua H. Nadel

“An engaging history of Latin America’s most prevalent sport that adds to our understanding of nationalism and imagined communities.”—Hispanic American Historical Review




6290Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community

by Martha A. Zierden

“A model for 21st-century urban historical archaeology. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice





6293Florida’s Minority Trailblazers: The Men and Women Who Changed the Face of Florida Government

by Susan MacManus

“Will wind up on the shelves of researchers and scholars, and in libraries as a ready reference for anyone wanting to study Florida politics. But it’s also a good yarn. You can open it anywhere…and find an entertaining tale of a time gone by—but vividly within memory.”—Tallahassee Democrat



6021Tōkaidō Texts and Tales: Tōkaidō Gojūsan Tsui by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada

edited by Andreas Marks, with contributions by  Laura Allen and Ann Wehmeyer

“Performs a vital service to scholars of Japanese culture and history, media studies, art historians, and anybody interested in the cultural history of travel, roads, and transportation. It reminds us that travel is never just about getting from one place to another.”—Museum Anthropology Review



6269Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America

by Dale L. Hutchinson

“A smorgasbord of history, anthropology, economics, ecology, geography, and art history.”—Choice




4974José Martí, the United States, and Race

by Anne Fountain

“Pulls together socio-history, the dynamics of race and racism, national politics, the politics of identity and colonialism, and issues of liberty and nationhood to craft a narrative which offers a slice of the tale of Martí’s life and times.”—Caribbean Quarterly



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