Adventures of a Transplanted Gardener: The Perfect Gift for Gardeners New to Florida

By Ginny Stibolt, author of Adventures of a Transplanted Gardener The University Press of Florida is having a holiday sale, so if you are a Florida resident with neighbors who are new to the state or friends who are new to gardening, my newest gardening book may be the perfect gift. I wrote it with … Continue reading Adventures of a Transplanted Gardener: The Perfect Gift for Gardeners New to Florida

Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

In Forces of Nature: A History of Land Conservation, Clay Henderson—an environmental lawyer and educator—details how many of Florida’s activists, artists, philanthropists, and politicians have worked to designate threatened land for use as parks, preserves, and other conservation areas. We asked Clay Henderson some questions about his new book, which we're sharing below. When did … Continue reading Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

Q&A with Bill Maxwell, author of Maximum Vantage

In Maximum Vantage: New Selected Columns, journalist Bill Maxwell addresses issues faced by Florida and broader American society, offering opinions on a wide variety of questions with a focus on race, agricultural labor, education, and the environment. We asked Bill Maxwell some questions about his new book, which we're sharing below. What do you want readers … Continue reading Q&A with Bill Maxwell, author of Maximum Vantage

Q&A with Bob Beatty, author of Play All Night!

In Play All Night! Duane Allman and the Journey to Fillmore East, historian and dedicated Allman Brothers Band fan Bob Beatty explores how At Fillmore East cemented Duane Allman’s legacy as a strong-willed, self-taught visionary, giving fans of Southern rock and all readers interested in the role of rock music in American popular culture a new appreciation for … Continue reading Q&A with Bob Beatty, author of Play All Night!

Q&A with Andrew T. Huse, Bárbara C. Cruz, and Jeff Houck, authors of The Cuban Sandwich

In The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers, three devoted fans—Andrew T. Huse, Bárbara C. Cruz, and Jeff Houck—sort through improbable vintage recipes, sift gossip from Florida old-timers, and wade into the fearsome Tampa vs. Miami sandwich debate (is adding salami necessary or heresy?) to reveal the social history behind how this delicacy became a … Continue reading Q&A with Andrew T. Huse, Bárbara C. Cruz, and Jeff Houck, authors of The Cuban Sandwich

Growing Vegetables Is Good for You, Your Family, and the Earth

By Ginny Stibolt, coauthor of Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida We are so fortunate here in Florida that with our mild winters, we can grow productive, edible crops on a year-round basis. Because of this and because of our wet and dry seasons, most general vegetable gardening books don't translate well to our … Continue reading Growing Vegetables Is Good for You, Your Family, and the Earth

Continuities of Cuban Dissidence

From Reinaldo Arenas to “Patria y vida” and Yunior García Aguilar By Dr. Angela L. Willis, coauthor of The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum. This book is available at a discount price through May 31, 2022. Order here and use code LASA22 at checkout.   Al pueblo cubano tanto en el exilio … Continue reading Continuities of Cuban Dissidence

The Sexual Politics of a Marielito Activist

Reinaldo Arenas as a Ground-Breaking Queer Writer By Rafael Ocasio, coauthor of The Dissidence of Reinaldo Arenas: Queering Literature, Politics, and the Activist Curriculum. This book is available at a discount price through May 31, 2022. Order here and use code LASA22 at checkout.   He knew prison, ostracism, exile, the many crimes typical of human vice; but … Continue reading The Sexual Politics of a Marielito Activist

The Missions of Spanish Florida

By Tanya M. Peres, coeditor of Unearthing the Missions of Spanish Florida. This book is available at a discount price through December 15, 2021. Order here and use code SEAC21 at checkout. Numerous Indigenous groups lived throughout the Florida peninsula in the centuries before the French and Spanish arrived on Florida’s beaches. The contributors to Unearthing the … Continue reading The Missions of Spanish Florida

Continuities in Black Women’s Political Culture

By Deanna M. Gillespie, author of The Citizenship Education Program and Black Women's Political Culture. This book is available at a discount price through December 15, 2021. Order here and use code ALH21 at checkout. In Fall 2020, the nation’s attention focused on a presidential election held during a global pandemic. Across the country, governors authorized expanded … Continue reading Continuities in Black Women’s Political Culture