Coverart for item
The Resource Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven, Susan Richards Shreve

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

Label
Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven
Title
Warm Springs
Title remainder
traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven
Statement of responsibility
Susan Richards Shreve
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shreve, Susan
Dewey number
  • 362.196/8350092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC180.1
LC item number
.S55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2007 G-861
  • WC 555
NLM item number
S561w 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shreve, Susan
  • Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Shreve, Susan
  • Georgia Warm Springs Foundation
  • Shreve, Susan
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D.
  • Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Health resorts
  • Health
  • Health resorts
  • Homes
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Georgia
  • United States
  • Patients
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Health Resorts
  • Institutionalization
  • United States
Label
Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven, Susan Richards Shreve
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm71146345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780618658534
Lccn
2006027595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Warm Springs : traces of a childhood at FDR's polio haven, Susan Richards Shreve
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm71146345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780618658534
Lccn
2006027595
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Cleveland Park LibraryBorrow it
      3310 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20008, US
      38.9338203 -77.05791820000002
    • Northeast LibraryBorrow it
      330 7th St. NE, Washington, DC, 20002, US
      38.894372 -76.99644599999999
    • Tenley-Friendship LibraryBorrow it
      4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20016, US
      38.9476208 -77.0799279
Processing Feedback ...