A revered champion of Americana “It was lovely to be in a radio control room watching Gamble Rogers record music and talk segments. He always sent a smile right through the glass.”—Noah Adams, former cohost, NPR’s All Things Considered “A work of profound insight, hypnotic storytelling, and poetic style. It is the story of … Continue reading Gamble Rogers
. 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 are highlights from just some of the many reviews our books received throughout May! . Deemed "the book any self-respecting mini-golf fan has to read next" by Golf Digest, Tim Hollis's The Minibook of Minigolf is "a delightful and nostalgic journey through the often wacky world of miniature golf." . . . . Saving Florida by Leslie Kemp … Continue reading May Review Roundup
In April, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists. "They know how … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Building a Better Tomato
Over 130 reviews, news stories, and magazine articles featured our authors and books this month. We're pleased to share highlights from a select few. . One of our new titles for spring, Sorghum's Savor by Ronni Lundy, gave one blogger reason to celebrate Pi Day. Nancie McDermott made Lundy's sorghum pecan pie and served it for breakfast! The book "shares … Continue reading March Review Roundup: Sorghum, Swamps, Sinkholes!
Throughout the past year, our authors have received due recognition for their labors of love. Below, we celebrate a year of reviews in top publications across the country for our wide ranging collection of titles, from cookbooks and history to photography and sports. Take a look at why these books have caught the attention of some … Continue reading 2014 Review Recap: Celebrating the Year’s Outstanding Books
In 1960s Ft. Pierce, Florida, a group of 26 self-taught African-American artists sold their 24” x 36” Upson board paintings out of their car trunks. Even without a name for themselves, they made a living by painting landscapes in their backyards and selling them on the highway. Only decades later, in 1994, did these painters … Continue reading Florida Highwaymen: A History
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!