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
“Lounsberry establishes how central to Woolf’s personal and creative being was diary-writing.”—Panthea Reid, author of Art and Affection: A Life of Virginia Woolf “A tour de force. Insightfully retraces Woolf’s movement from joyful confidence to restless struggles, persuasively illustrates the antiwar nature of all of Woolf’s work during the 1930s, and movingly interprets Woolf’s last … Continue reading Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within
“An important work that offers a compelling narrative charting the deployment of art within the framework of U.S. and South American relations during an intense historical moment whose aftereffects reverberate to this day.”—Alejandro Anreus, author of Luis Cruz Azaceta “A comprehensive study about how and why U.S. agencies and institutions launched programs involving Latin American visual … Continue reading American Interventions and Modern Art in South America
“A powerful book; a tale of heroism, volunteerism, and sacrifice.”—Gary R. Mormino, author of Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Social History of Modern Florida “Personal anecdotes humanize the narrative and add a poignant impact. The use of newspaper editorials also provides an understanding of how North Carolinians responded to the war.”—Melton A. McLaurin, … Continue reading Home Front
Our fabulous authors have been featured in nearly 100 reviews and articles this month. Take a look at just a few highlights below! . Unwind spotlighted two of our recent cookbooks. The magazine recommended Mango by Jen Karetnick "for all those that love this sweet, tropical fruit--or are overwhelmed by a ripe tree in their yard" and deemed it "the definitive … Continue reading February Review Roundup: FABruary Features
Within the Walls and What Do I Love? by H.D., edited by Annette Debo This volume presents two rare works by the modernist writer H.D.: Within the Walls, a collection of fourteen short stories, and What Do I Love?, a set of three long poems. Written during World War II in London, where H.D. chose … Continue reading Within the Walls and What Do I Love?
New! By Avon River by H.D., edited by Lara Vetter Near the end of World War II, after staying in London throughout the Blitz, H.D. made a pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace. This experience resulted in a hybrid volume of poetry about The Tempest and prose about Shakespeare and his contemporaries—a major turning point to … Continue reading By Avon River
The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch by Gregory S. Taylor “Incisive, provocative, thoughtful, jargon-free, a good read.”—Daniel Leab, author of I Was a Communist for the FBI After fifteen years of devoted service, Paul Crouch left the Communist Party as public perceptions of Communism shifted in the years following … Continue reading The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch
Crossing the Line: Women's Interracial Activism in South Carolina during and after World War II by Cherisse Jones-Branch Despite a deeply segregated society, many women in South Carolina—both black and white—worked to change their state’s unequal racial status quo. Exploring women’s activism in the tumultuous years during and after World War II, Cherisse Jones-Branch contends that … Continue reading Crossing the Line
We're excited to offer the first glimpse of the University Press of Florida's spring 2010 catalog to readers of this blog. Click here: UPF Spring 2010 Catalog (please be patient: it takes a little while to load - we'll replace it with a faster file shortly) to browse forthcoming new books! Stay tuned for more on these fascinating … Continue reading It Might As Well Be Spring!