The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

By J. L. Pickering, coauthor of Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments This book is available at a discount price through July 31, 2019, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Order here and use code APOLLO. How many photos of an historical event are “enough”? The answer likely … Continue reading The Quest for Unpublished Photos of Apollo 11

Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

“A milestone in the study of mortuary practices in Arabia over several millennia of late prehistoric developments. It combines detailed archaeological insights of unique burial practices with a wealth of bioarchaeological data.”—Dušan Boric, author of Deathways at Lepenski Vir: Patterns in Mortuary Practice Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia brings together experts in archaeology … Continue reading Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

Written by Gregg Bocketti, author of The Invention of the Beautiful Game: Football and the Making of Modern Brazil This month, Brazil is hosting the South American football championship, better known as the Copa América. First held in 1916, the Copa América is the oldest continental football competition in the world, and this year’s edition … Continue reading The Copa América and 100 Years of Football in Brazil

New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

“Makes the convincing case that the challenges of researching Florida’s submerged history are not insurmountable and that the insights gained could transform our understanding of the early cultures of Florida and the broader North American Southeast.”—Asa R. Randall, author of Constructing Histories: Archaic Freshwater Shell Mounds and Social Landscapes of the St. Johns River, Florida “An … Continue reading New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Space Books Sale for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a special sale on our books in astronautics and space history. Highlights include Picturing Apollo 11: Rare Views and Undiscovered Moments, an unprecedented photographic history that offers a wealth of unpublished and recently discovered images, and Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, an … Continue reading Space Books Sale for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

A Day on the River with UPF Staff

Today we’re joining the Association of University Presses in honoring the memory of Mark Saunders, director of the University of Virginia Press, who passed away in May. This post is part of a blog tour highlighting people like Saunders whose dedication, expertise, and humanity drive the important work of scholarly publishing at university presses around the … Continue reading A Day on the River with UPF Staff

The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution

“A highly original and comprehensive study of the role of the guerrilla ethos in Cuban revolutionary history. Clayfield skillfully weaves together themes of duty, struggle against overwhelming obstacles, and cubanía to illustrate the profound roots of guerrillerismo in Cuban history. Essential reading.”—John M. Kirk, author of Healthcare without Borders: Understanding Cuban Medical Internationalism In this extensively researched book, Anna Clayfield … Continue reading The Guerrilla Legacy of the Cuban Revolution