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
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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's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
A secret gift : how one man's kindness--and a trove of letters--revealed the hidden history of the Great Depression, Ted Gup
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
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
13471278
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24 cm.
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Extent
365 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781741669442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
CROM
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) WG229642

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