Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies

“This old Florida boy has been waiting for such a book for a coon’s age. I learned a lot about the origins of our state’s symbols and laughed a lot while reading. It’s a great combination, like butter and grits.”—Jeff Klinkenberg, author of Son of Real Florida: Stories from My Life “An iconoclast, Lane enjoys slaying … Continue reading Roaring Reptiles, Bountiful Citrus, and Neon Pies

The Mariel Boatlift

“In this informative and moving work, historian Triay (Fleeing Castro) expertly explores one of the most infamous refugee crises in U.S. history. . . . This compassionate and accessible study is especially relevant given current debates surrounding immigration.”—Publishers Weekly “With the rigor of an accomplished historian and the grace of a superb storyteller, Victor Andres … Continue reading The Mariel Boatlift

JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Excerpt from Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State, by Art Levy. JOANN MORGAN NASA aerospace engineer, first woman to serve as a senior executive at Kennedy Space Center, interviewed in May 2018, when she was seventy-seven, New Smyrna Beach. My favorite birthday present as a child was a chemistry set. What … Continue reading JoAnn Morgan, NASA Senior Executive

Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Written by Art Levy, author of Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other Icons in the Sunshine State   Sitting one-on-one across a table from someone, asking questions, listening to the answers, asking more questions, that’s my journalistic comfort zone. My University Press of Florida book—Made in Florida: Artists, Celebrities, Activists, Educators, and Other … Continue reading Art Levy Remembers Patrick Smith

Florida History Books for the Holidays

Struggling to find a gift for everyone on your shopping list? Check out these Florida history books for all of the history enthusiasts in your life! Use code XM18 for discount prices plus $1 per book shipping. Orders over $50 receive a free UPF tote bag while supplies last. Sale ends December 17, 2018. Drawn to the … Continue reading Florida History Books for the Holidays

St. Augustine’s Ghosts

From doomed pirates to mischievous soldiers to spectral nuns, St. Augustine's Ghosts: The History behind the Hauntings features famous spirits from St. Augustine’s legendary paranormal past. Set in the city’s iconic cemeteries, courtyards, and houses, these stories recount the most mysterious encounters and sightings that have been passed down for generations among residents of St. … Continue reading St. Augustine’s Ghosts