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A secret gift [electronic resource] : 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: DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOK
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2010.
Publication date: 2010.
Subject: Benefactors -- Ohio -- Canton -- Biography.
Benevolence -- Ohio -- Canton -- History -- 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) -- Biography.
Canton (Ohio) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Canton (Ohio) -- History -- 20th century.
Stone, Samuel, 1887-1981.
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Title: A secret gift [electronic resource] : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression / Ted Gup.
Additional title: How one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression
Physical description: 1 online resource (365 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
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.
Notes: Includes index.
Description based on print version record.
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.
Genre: Electronic books.
Local subject: Downloadable e-books.
Available in other form: Gup, Ted, 1950- Secret gift.
ISBN: 9781101440636 (electronic bk.)
1101440635 (electronic bk.)
9781101444634 (electronic bk.)
1101444630 (electronic bk.)
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1332977
Bib No.: 1332977

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