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

Who Said It? Famous Words by Key West Greats

Did you know that many great American writers and artists called Key West home? These #KeyWestGreats are featured in Mile Marker Zero: The Moveable Feast of Key West by William McKeen, now in paperback. From Ernest Hemingway to Tennessee Williams to Jimmy Buffett, Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how a league of creative … Continue reading Who Said It? Famous Words by Key West Greats

Now in Paperback: Mile Marker Zero

Winner of the Florida Book Award, Gold Medal for Nonfiction "A tall but telescopic-sight-true tale of Hunter Thompson, Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and a large cavorting cast running around with sand in their shoes at 'ground zero for lust and greed and most of the other deadly sins': Key West."--Tom Wolfe "An engrossing tell-all in … Continue reading Now in Paperback: Mile Marker Zero

Exploring Key West and the Dry Tortugas

Written by Shanna Merceron   Picking up a copy of Robert Silk’s An Ecotourist's Guide to the Everglades and the Florida Keys was like hopping into my dad’s old Tahoe and cruising down the Florida coast. Ever since my father was old enough, he was taking trips from the cold Jersey shore to the warm … Continue reading Exploring Key West and the Dry Tortugas

Exile and Revolution

Exile and Revolution: José D. Poyo, Key West, and Cuban Independence by Gerald E. Poyo Activist, publisher, social critic, fundraiser, and foundational figure in the campaign for Cuban independence from Spain, José Dolores Poyo gave hope to a people who aspired to be liberated. In this book, a century after his great-great-grandfather’s death, Gerald Poyo … Continue reading Exile and Revolution

Thanks for the naked painted people

By Amy Harris, Advertising and Direct Mail Manager The University Press of Florida’s Spring 2012 catalog is out and it’s receiving rave reviews—thanks, in part, to freelance designer Louise OFarrell’s fabulously edgy cover, featuring images drawn from Robert Kerstein's forthcoming book, Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic. With a back cover by … Continue reading Thanks for the naked painted people