Boyd Murphree

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Florida Nonfiction

R. Boyd Murphree is the coeditor (along with Robert A. Taylor) of The Governors of Florida, the 2020 Florida Book Awards’ Phillip and Dana Zimmerman Gold Medal for Florida nonfiction. His research and writing interests include Florida history and politics, U.S. political and intellectual history, the history of the American Civil War Era, and Cold War history. Murphree was born in Key West, raised in Tallahassee, and lives with his wife, Margaret, in Quincy, Florida. He received his PhD in history from Florida State University and currently works as an archivist and historian in Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries in Gainesville.