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

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

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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
Title
A secret gift
Title remainder
how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
Ted Gup
Title variation
How one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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'sdescription
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Gup, Ted
Dewey number
977.1/62
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressions
  • United States
  • Canton (Ohio)
  • Canton (Ohio)
  • Canton (Ohio)
  • Stone, Samuel
  • Benefactors
  • Benevolence
Label
A secret gift : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression, Ted Gup
Instantiates
Publication
Note
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
Control code
BK0008807555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594202704
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2010017302
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2010017302
Label
A secret gift : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression, Ted Gup
Publication
Note
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
Control code
BK0008807555
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
365 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781594202704
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2010017302
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) l2010017302

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