Written by W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric Holding History Rather than looking through the glass at the past, have you ever held history in your hands? After eight years of research, I found a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I … Continue reading The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech
It’s been a busy summer for reviews at UPF! Two new books, Silent Films in St. Augustine and Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band were just reviewed in Library Journal: John Capouya’s Florida Soul “adds a significant entry to the scholarship on soul music. . . . Throughout these … Continue reading Review Roundup
This winter brought with it much praise for UPF books and authors! Here are some highlights from reviews our books recently received. Havana Hardball: Spring Training, Jackie Robinson, and the Cuban League By César Brioso “Conjures a colorful era of baseball that predated big-money sports.”—Foreign Affairs Embracing Cuba By Byron Motley … Continue reading Winter Review Roundup
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. 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
Read highlights from some of the best reviews we received in August! . Seth C. McKee's book Jigsaw Puzzle Politics in the Sunshine State received a welcome shout-out from the Tallahassee Democrat, who stated that "if timing is everything in politics, the University Press of Florida just hit a publishing jackpot." . . . . . . The Florida Times-Union published … Continue reading August Review Roundup
One month's already gone from the new year, but not without some amazing reviews for our authors! The books our authors have worked so hard on have been in the news over 50 times in just a few weeks. We've highlighted just a few of those reviews below so that you can help us celebrate their … Continue reading January Review Roundup: Kicking off the New Year