"The Spirit of Warm Springs" is what Franklin D. Roosevelt described as the peaceful atmosphere and healing qualities he found along the slopes of Georgia's Pine Mountain. But long before FDR, the warm springs attracted people. Legend has it the Creek Indians used them for healing. European settlers used them as a revenue source. In the 1800s, the springs became a resort a...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 9th 2005 by Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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Feb 15, 2008 Derek rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: FDR fans, Georgia history nuts, and anyone interested in truly significant, but unsung places
Absolutely fascinating look at Warm Sorings, Georgia. The photographs are excellent. The author obviously loves the location, because that adoration came out from the descriptions and text. I never realized so much important history took place in such a small down in Georgia. FDR's unfluence was great, but Warm Springs must have made quite an impact on the President as well. History buffs should love this book.
Apr 19, 2008 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: history fans, FDR, Georgia residents, Georgia tourists
Recommended to Linda by: Derek Hart
This is the kind of book that makes me want to visit a place to see it for myself. I was aware of Warm Springs but had no real sense of its history. Burke brings the setting to life and reveals why this is such an important place. FDR was an important president and I appreciate understanding the man behind the policies. Another plus is the superb photo collection.