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A secret gift : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression / Ted Gup.

Gup, Ted, 1950- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781594202704 :
  • ISBN: 1594202702 :
  • Physical Description: 365 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Citation/References Note: Bklst 10/15/2010
LJ 09/15/2010
PW 09/06/2010
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Stone, Samuel, 1887-1981.
Benefactors > Ohio > Canton > Biography.
Benevolence > Ohio > Canton > History > 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) > Biography.
Canton (Ohio) > Economic conditions > 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) > History > 20th century.

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