Gardening, Nature & Outdoors Books for the Holidays

For nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and gardeners, the books below will make the perfect gift. A Step-by-Step Guide to a Florida Native Yard By Ginny Stibolt and Marjorie Shropshire Healing Plants Medicine of the Florida Seminole Indians By Alice Micco Snow and Susan Enns Stans Vegetable Gardening in Florida By James M. Stephens Bats of … Continue reading Gardening, Nature & Outdoors Books for the Holidays

To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This article first appeared in the Huffington Post. When Brazilian protestors extinguished the Olympic flame last week, they provided another reminder that the Rio de Janeiro games will take place in a country wracked by crisis: the … Continue reading To Understand Olympics Protests, Look to the Past

The Invention of the Beautiful Game

"Beautifully researched and engagingly told, this book captures the bitter conflicts and surprising continuities that marked the emergence of a national style in Brazil as it tells the story of the men and women who, despite their many differences, together created 'the beautiful game. '"--Roger Kittleson, author of The Country of Football: Soccer and the … Continue reading The Invention of the Beautiful Game

Florida’s Paved Bike Trails, Third Edition

Praise for the previous editions: “Whether on bike, foot, in-line skate, or even horse, this trail book can help you find the paths and know what to expect when you get there, and what you might find along the way.”—Tallahassee Democrat “Jammed with the info cyclists venturing into the unknown crave. There are simple maps … Continue reading Florida’s Paved Bike Trails, Third Edition

Havana Hardball

Relive the tumultuous preseason before Robinson broke the color barrier Today marks the release of a book that illuminates one of baseball's most pivotal seasons: Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League.  “An in-depth look at a pivotal time in baseball history.”—Lou Hernández, author of Baseball’s Great Hispanic Pitchers “Set against the backdrop … Continue reading Havana Hardball