60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

On April 17, 1961, Cuban exiles backed by the CIA came together to try to overthrow Fidel Castro’s dictatorship. Most of the approximately 1,500 men of Brigade 2506 were captured by Castro’s forces in Cuban swamps and jailed until December 1962. About 114 died. Now available in paperback, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of … Continue reading 60th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

In Florida Scrub-Jay: Field Notes on a Vanishing Bird, Mark Jerome Walters—a journalist and veterinarian—travels the state to report on the natural history and current predicament of Florida’s flagship bird. Released this spring, Florida Scrub-Jay is a thoughtful reflection on the ethical and emotional weight of protecting a species in an age of catastrophe.  Stephanye Hunter, the … Continue reading Author-Editor Chat: Mark Jerome Walters and Stephanye Hunter

Bioarchaeology Journals and Book Series from UF Press

Today we are highlighting two journals and a book series published by the University of Florida Press: the journals Bioarchaeology International and Forensic Anthropology, and the book series Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past.  Bioarchaeology International Gwen Robbins Schug and Siân E. Halcrow, Editors-in-Chief Bioarchaeology International provides rigorous peer-reviewed publication of substantive articles in the … Continue reading Bioarchaeology Journals and Book Series from UF Press

Now Available: New Paperback Releases

Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the DiasporaEdited by Jorge Duany “An excellent, wide-ranging introduction to Cuban art, its historiography, and the politics of its production, reception, and exhibition. . . . The essays, ordered chronologically, provide a clear, generously illustrated account of the varied attempts through time to isolate … Continue reading Now Available: New Paperback Releases

Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

In Onstage with Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes—a dancer, choreographer, and instructor—describes his experiences dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1946 to 1958. His memoir is a rare firsthand view of the dance world in the 1940s and through the end of the twentieth century.   We asked Stuart Hodes a few questions about his new … Continue reading Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

Toward a Global History of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left

“Essential reading for anyone interested in the impact of transnational solidarity movements on the evolution of thought and organizing within the global revolutionary left.”—Jessica Stites Mor, editor of Human Rights and Transnational Solidarity in Cold War Latin America   “An important contribution to reexamining the ways in which we think about the geographies of Latin America’s revolutionary … Continue reading Toward a Global History of Latin America’s Revolutionary Left

Books for National Poetry Month

Celebrate National Poetry Month with these recent poetry collections from University Press of Florida. Featuring the work of Fernando Valverde, Excilia Saldaña, Reinaldo Arenas, Allan Peterson, and Mohja Kahf, these books will introduce you to writers both familiar and new. Use code NPM21 for discount prices and free shipping through April 30. The Insistence of … Continue reading Books for National Poetry Month

Maya Kingship

“An ambitious interdisciplinary endeavor, this volume looks at the failure of the Classic period divine kings and the transformation of political systems, art, and rhetoric in the Postclassic period. Maya Kingship brings new perspectives and approaches to the growing body of literature on the Classic Maya collapse and its aftermath.”—Brett A. Houk, coeditor of Ritual, Violence, and the … Continue reading Maya Kingship