Kevin Michael McCarthy

The Gators and the Seminoles:

       Honor, Guts and Glory

Florida vs Florida State

"Florida Living" Magazine

named me as one

of Florida's "Intriguing Floridians."

Black Florida

The Galata Bridge in Istanbul:

An Illustrated History

MELLEN PRESS

African Americans in Florida


In case you haven't guessed by now, I am of Irish descent! My family is officially a part of the Clan MacCarthy, which has its roots in Ireland and publishes The Stag Trippant Journal.

I earned a bachelor's degree in English from LaSalle College (now University) in Philadelphia, PA (1963), spent two years teaching English as a Foreign Language in the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkey (1963-65), earned a master's degree in American Literature (1966) and a doctorate in Linguistics (1970), both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For my doctoral research I spent a summer (1968) studying Arabic at the American University of Cairo in Egypt. My dissertation dealt with the ways that Modern Turkish has changed loanwords from other languages (Arabic, English, French, German, and Persian) to make them conform to the Turkish linguistic system. I then began teaching at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

After 37 years of teaching linguistics and writing in the Department of English at the University of Florida, I retired in December 2005. During that time I also taught for one year at the Lebanese National University in Beirut, Lebanon as a Fulbright Professor of English (1971-72) and two years at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a Fulbright Professor of English (1982-84). I taught writing workshops twice at Hanoi University in Hanoi, Vietnam, and also served as the executive director of the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society for eighteen years. The society has a wonderful meeting held in various locations around Florida each year in the spring. If you are interested in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's writings and Southern Literature in general, please consider joining the society and taking part in the annual spring meeting.

I have also testified six times as an "expert grammarian" in law cases dealing with the interpretation of language in contracts dealing with real estate, employee relations, and prenuptial contracts. For several summers I taught a course on the Maritime History of Greece to American college students on the Greek island of Paros. My wife, Karelisa Hartigan, and I have taught English four times as volunteers in a week-long Spanish program, Pueblo Ingles, to Spanish business-people in villages in northern Spain. We have also spent much time lecturing on cruise ships sailing in and around Europe and the Caribbean. We have been on over 50 such lecture cruises.

I have had 69 books published or edited, mostly about Florida history, culture, and sports. Several books are in their second edition. See below for pictures of the covers of those books and for pictures of the covers of magazines that I have published articles in.

I am married and have four children.

Kevin McCarthy's email address: ceyhankevin@gmail.com

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Cedar Key, Florida:

An Illustrated History

MARJORIE KINNAN RAWLINGS SOCIETY

I have written two articles a month for this fishing magazine

for 5+ years.

North Florida Waterways

MORE SELF-PUBLISHED BOOKS

Nine Florida Stories by

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE

The Gainesville, Florida Police Department: An Illustrated History


Grammar and Usage

Florida Lighthouses

Guide to the University

of Florida and Gainesville

Greek Americans of Florida

ACADEMIC JOURNALS THAT I HAVE PUBLISHED IN

Historic Photos of

University of Florida Football

     Drayton Island:

An Illustrated History


St. Johns River Guidebook

Apalachicola Bay

        Waldo, Florida: 
  An Illustrated History

March 14, 2019

The History of Gilchrist County

African American Sites in Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society:

                The First 25 Years

OTHER PUBLISHED BOOKS

Workbook for Pre-science

HIPPOCRENE BOOKS, INC.

WILD ONION PRESS


“A River in Flood” and Other Florida Stories by Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Alligator Tales

CREATE SPACE & KDP Select

The AVT Learning System in Writing

Grammar & Paragraphs

MAUPIN HOUSE

Supplementary Material for B.E.S.

                   Fightin' Gators:

A History of University of Florida Football

Georgia's Lighthouses &

Historic Coastal Sites

Babe Ruth in Florida

Hamaca Happenings at Cross Creek -

with Jim Stephens

Judge Stephan P. Mickle:

His Life and Legacy

Lincoln High School,

Gainesville, Florida

Its History and Legacy

South Florida Waterways

Suwannee River Guidebook

The Historic Haile Homestead

      at Kanapaha Plantation

Twenty Florida Pirates

The Autobiography of

     Kevin M. McCarthy

NATURE COAST PUBLISHING HOUSE

Benjamin Otis Franklin Jr.:

           His Life Story

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF FLORIDA

Antioch on the Orontes:

    An Illustrated History

TWO MORE BOOKS ABOUT FLORIDA FOOTBALL BY NATIONAL PRESSES

Castles of Turkey

POPULAR MAGAZINES THAT I HAVE PUBLISHED IN

Ocala.

          Turkey 2 Volunteers

in the Peace Corps: 1963 - 2008

   Saudi Arabia:

A Desert Kingdom

          Lake City, Florida:

A Sesquicentennial Tribute

Over Southeast Florida

Carl Joseph: Some Called

Me “Superstar”

Florida Outhouses:

An Ode to the Shack in the Back

     Gators and Seminoles:

A Football Rivalry for the Ages

Thirty Florida Shipwrecks

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Women at the

University of Florida

    Micanopy, Florida:

An Illustrated History

DILLON PRESS

Christmas in Florida

Remembering University

of Florida Football

PINEAPPLE PRESS

Florida Outhouses

Baseball in Florida

Florida Stories

Hillsborough River Guidebook

Twentieth-Century Florida Authors

Melrose, Florida:

An Illustrated History.

ARCADIA PUBLISHING COMPANY

The Book Lover's Guide

to Florida

Native Americans in Florida

HISTORY PRESS

Cedar Key, Florida

A History

More Florida Stories

Dessie Smith Prescott

Lighthouses of Ireland

Caloosahatchee River Guidebook

Aviation in Florida

  St. Luke the Evangelist:

An Illustrated Biography