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Books by Rick Kilby

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Florida's Healing Waters: Gilded Age Mineral Springs, Seaside Resorts, and Health Spas

Filled with rare photographs, vintage postcards and advertisements, and fascinating descriptions from over 100 years ago, this book spotlights a little-known time in history when tourists poured into Florida in search of good health. Rick Kilby shows how Florida’s natural wonders were promoted and developed as restorative destinations for America’s emerging upper class.

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Finding the Fountain of Youth: Ponce de León and Florida's Magical Waters

Finding the Fountain of Youth is a delightful reminder of journeys past--and a peek at those to come.