The Essential Florida Bookshelf
The Essential Florida Bookshelf is a compilation of the books that have helped us discover our remarkable state. These are the books that—whether transplant or native, exile or refuge—have been instrumental in our exploration of exciting destinations and hidden wonders. Through them, we have met and walked alongside fascinating people and experienced momentous, joyous, frightening, climactic epochs in our state’s history. Within their pages, we have found comfort, amazement, and insights.
These are the dog-eared books we loan to our friends. The well-worn books we visit at our libraries. The books recommended by our local bookseller. These are the books we discuss at the dinner table or over drinks. The books we can’t put down and the books we read again and again and again.
We acknowledge that there are many of these great books by many admirable publishers. On this page, we’d like to offer a special Essential Florida discount to those books published by the University Press of Florida. Tell us which UPF book has helped you discover Florida, and we’ll add it to the Essential Florida Bookshelf. Cast your vote via Facebook or Twitter.
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Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date
The Highwaymen: Florida's African-American Landscape Painters
The story of a group of African American landscape painters active in the '50s and '60s who are only now coming to be recognized for their distinctive vision and craft. Monroe's account includes reproductions of 63 of the Highwaymen paintings.