Marvelous source material on practically any aspect of Georgia's historic and biographical background, in a book that will provide genealogists with alluring clues, bits of anecdote and folklore and personalities (not to mention branches of many family trees). It is a book of houses with a past- a book that makes one realize how vain is the hope that the War Between the States can be forgotten. Mrs. Perkerson has taken her Georgia house pilgrimage practically in the footsteps of General Sherman, and the destruction of beauty and dignity and a way of life haunts her pages. That much is left still saving the flag of the Confederacy is perhaps inevitable. The first part of the book seems less adequate from the point of view hitectural and antiquarian interest (though the personal interest is insistent throughout). But as she gathers momentum, more and more of the flavor of the beautiful homes of Georgia -- and their historic past comes through.