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.|
Benefactors -- Ohio -- Canton -- Biography.
Benevolence -- Ohio -- Canton -- History -- 20th century.
Large type books.
Stone, Samuel, 1887-1981.
Canton (Ohio) -- Biography.
Canton (Ohio) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century.
|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)
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