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

Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

In Being a Ballerina: The Power and Perfection of a Dancing Life, Gavin Larsen—a former professional ballet dancer—describes the forces that drive a person to study dance; the daily balance that dancers navigate between hardship and joy; and the dancer’s continual quest to discover who they are as a person and as an artist. Get … Continue reading Q&A with Gavin Larsen, author of Being a Ballerina

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

Q&A with Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile

In Black Panther in Exile: The Pete O'Neal Story, Paul Magnarella—a veteran of the United Nations Criminal Tribunals and O’Neal’s attorney during his appeals process from 1997 to 2001—describes his unsuccessful attempts to overturn what he argues was a wrongful conviction. Read below for a short Q&A with the author. This book is currently on … Continue reading Q&A with Paul J. Magnarella, author of Black Panther in Exile

Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida tells the story of healthcare workers who battled racism in a state where white supremacy formed the bedrock of society. Read below for a Q&A with the author, Christine Ardalan. This book is currently on sale for Women's History Month. Use code WHM21 for a discount and free shipping, … Continue reading Q&A with Christine Ardalan, author of The Public Health Nurses of Jim Crow Florida

The Shadow of Selma

“Deftly interrogates the past, present, and future of race and justice in the United States through the lens of the Selma campaign’s various meanings and legacies.”—John A. Kirk, author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940–1970   The Shadow of Selma provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1965 civil rights campaign, the … Continue reading The Shadow of Selma

The Revolution That Failed

"In this provocative work of political history, Fairclough unequivocally declares that post–Civil War Reconstruction didn’t achieve its goal. . . . Fairclough’s book is a chilling reminder of how some Americans willingly perverted the democracy they claimed to treasure so they could uphold white supremacy."—Publishers Weekly “A masterful and revelatory examination of Reconstruction populated by a … Continue reading The Revolution That Failed

Q&A with Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise

Backroads of Paradise and all other titles are still available through the end of the week in our holiday sale. Apply code XM17 at checkout to receive discount pricing and $1 per book shipping. Last year, we published  Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. The book received attention in national media, … Continue reading Q&A with Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise