The Last Resort

Remembering the golden age of an immigrant community “Bravo to Monroe for capturing this little-known postwar period of South Beach history. The photographs are wonderful. Monroe’s accompanying text is personal and poignant, and it resonates.”—Allan Shulman, editor of The Discipline of Nature: Architect Alfred Browning Parker in Florida “From the mid-1950s through the 1970s, the barrier … Continue reading The Last Resort

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

In Season

“In Season invites readers to experience magic in unexpected places. These essays are heartfelt and heartbreaking, incisive and celebratory and funny. They capture the wild and rollicking heart of a state that’s changing faster than any other.”—Ana Maria Spagna, author of Reclaimers “Smart, provocative, vivid, and lively, these essays suggest that ‘sense of place’ is crucial context … Continue reading In Season

Center of Dreams

“Tells the definitive and important story of how the Adrienne Arsht Center came to be the crown jewel of the performing arts in the great, diverse city of Miami, setting the bar for all cultural art venues that have followed in its path.”—Emilio Estefan “An important story of selfless human spirit overcoming the conflicting obstacles … Continue reading Center of Dreams

Son of Real Florida

From the winner of the Florida Humanities Council 2018 Florida Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing And the recipient of a Florida Department of State 2018 Florida Folk Heritage Award This book is available at a discount price through April 30, 2018. To order, visit our website and use code REALFL at checkout.   "Nobody writes about the real … Continue reading Son of Real Florida

Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami

Written by Andrew K. Frank, author of Before the Pioneers: Indians, Settlers, Slaves, and the Founding of Miami   History is as much about remembering the past as it is about forgetting it. In this regard, Miamians have done more of the latter than the former, engaging in a peculiar form of historic amnesia that … Continue reading Florida’s Historical Amnesia and the Real History of Miami