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Title:
A secret gift : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression / Ted Gup.
Call Number:
977.162 GUP
Publication Date:
2010.
Publisher:
New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
Physical Description:
365 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
A Christmas carol -- In consideration of the white collar man -- The bread of tomorrow -- If I would acept charity -- Families: the crisis that brought them closer -- Families: the crisis that pulled them apart -- An opportunity to help -- A merry and joyful Christmas -- True circumstances.
Summary:
The author's grandfather, Sam Stone, placed an ad in the Canton, OH, newspaper shortly before Christmas in 1933, offering cash gifts to seventy-five families in distress. Readers were asked to send letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author investigates a suitcase full of letters responding to these ads as he learns more about his grandfather's hidden past as well as the suffering and triumphs of strangers during the Great Depression. -- From publisher's description.
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How one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression
Horizon Bib Number:
1264417
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