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A secret gift [text (large print)] : how one man's kindness-- and a trove of letters-- revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression / Ted Gup.

Authors: Gup, Ted, 1950-
Call number: LT 977.162 GUP
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2010.
Publication date: 2010.
Subject: Benefactors -- Ohio -- Canton -- Biography.
Benevolence -- Ohio -- Canton -- History -- 20th century.
Large type books.
Canton (Ohio) -- Biography.
Canton (Ohio) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century.
Stone, Samuel, 1887-1981.
Title: A secret gift [text (large print)] : how one man's kindness-- and a trove of letters-- revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression / Ted Gup.
Physical description: 478 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents note: A Christmas carol -- In consideration of the white collar man -- The bread of tomorrow -- If I would accept 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.
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, c2010.
Summary note: 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.
ISBN: 9781602859258 (library binding : alk. paper)
1602859256 (library binding : alk. paper)
LCCN: 2010026679
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1278570
Bib No.: 1278570

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