MELBOURNE, FLA. — Robert Taylor, Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology head of the Department of Humanities and Communication, will speak at Barnes &
Noble Booksellers, on Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. The event, an educator’s reception, will be at the store located at 1955 West New Haven Avenue in
Taylor will discuss his most recent book, Florida: An Illustrated History, and another of his seven books, Rebel Storehouse: Florida in the Confederacy. He
will conduct a book signing following his presentation. Most of Taylor’s books are available online at www.barnesandnoble.com.
One of Taylor’s books, Florida in the Civil War, earned him the 2002 Charlton Tebeau Award for the Best Book on Florida History. A Florida historian for
nearly 25 years, he resides in Palm Bay.