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Author Shreve, Susan Richards.

Title Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven / Susan Richards Shreve.

Publication Info. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  362.196 Shr    AVAILABLE
 Lanark PL Stacks - LNLY-14  362.196 SHR    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Biography - LSBB-3  B SHREVE    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  362.196835 SHR    AVAILABLE
 Princeton PL Adult Non-Fiction - PRGG-8  362.196835 SHR    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Biography - SEBB-3  B SHREVE    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  362.19683 SHR    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Non-Fiction - YKBB-4  362.196 SHR    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 215 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Summary Just after her eleventh birthday in 1950 and at the height of the frightening childhood polio epidemic, Susan Richards Shreve was sent to the sanitarium at Warm Springs, Georgia. It was a place famously founded by FDR, "a perfect setting in time and place and strangeness for a hospital of crippled children." There the young Shreve meets Joey Buckley, paralyzed from the waist down and determined to leave Warm Springs able to play football. The dual shocks of first love and separation from her fiercely protective mother propel Shreve careening between bad girl rebellion to overachieving saint. This portrait of the psychic fallout of childhood illness ends with a shocking collision between adolescent drive and genteel institution. During Shreve's stay at Warm Springs, the Salk vaccine was discovered; Shreve is one of the last generation of Americans to have survived childhood polio.--From publisher description.
Subject Shreve, Susan Richards -- Health.
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Homes and haunts.
Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Health resorts -- Georgia -- Warm Springs.
ISBN 9780618658534

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