"Enigma, wunderkind, control freak, visionary, raconteur, artist advocate, shameless hustler and, in the end, kind heart, Gernhard spent four and a half decades chasing recording art and blatant novelty with the same dogged determination. Gernhard's achievements in the music business rival those of Rick Hall, Mike Curb, Phil Walden, and perhaps even Sam Phillips."—Rodney Crowell, … Continue reading Phil Gernhard, Record Man
The past couple of months have brought a lot of attention to UPF books! As Florida starts cooling down for the winter season, join us in highlighting some of our reviews from October and November. Authentic Florida highlighted several UPF titles that would make fantastic gifts for friends and loved ones this holiday season! Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A … Continue reading Review Roundup
. In Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay’s Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down author Bill DeYoung tells the story of the worst ship-bridge collision in U.S. history. . . An intimately detailed account of this disaster, its victims and the survivors, the legal aftermath, as well as a complete history of the bridge, … Continue reading March 2016 Paperback Releases
Below, marketing intern Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson talks about the Skyway Bridge Memorial, its dedication ceremony, and the author who made the monument possible, Bill DeYoung. The Skyway Bridge Memorial by Gabriel Vasquez-Peterson On May 9, 1980, the 20,000-ton freighter "Summit Venture," its pilot blinded by a sudden violent weather cell, crashed into a support pier of Tampa’s Skyway … Continue reading Intern Guest Post: The Skyway Bridge Memorial
By Bill DeYoung, author of Skyway: The True Story of Tampa Bay's Signature Bridge and the Man Who Brought It Down . . My research for Skyway took me to the Tampa Bay area many, many times. On an early trip—before I’d done the first interview—I went looking for a memorial, a monument, or even … Continue reading Creating the Sunshine Skyway Memorial
August marked a month of plentiful reviews across many magazines and journals. Find your next great read below, and see which books everyone's talking about! Discover America's favorite gourmet doughnut shops in an interview with Paul Mullins, author of Glazed America: A History of the Doughnut, in "Foodie Friday: The Rise and Rise of the Gourmet Doughnut" on the Berkshire Hathaway … Continue reading August Review Roundup: Donuts, Dance, and Disaster!
It's been a busy and exciting spring for UPF books and authors! First, hear what UPF authors have to say in these recent interviews: Listen to Dale Finley Slongwhite, author of Fed Up: The High Costs of Cheap Food, on WGCU News. Listen to Robert Brinkmann, author of Florida Sinkholes: Science and Policy, on WGCU News. Listen to Bill DeYoung, author … Continue reading May 2014 Review Roundup