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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

Ted Gup - Author

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ISBN 9781101444634 | 384 pages | 28 Oct 2010 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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"A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community." -The Boston Globe

In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's unique book uplifting as well as captivating. Inside a suitcase kept in his mother's attic, Gup discovered letters written to his grandfather in response to an ad placed in a Canton, Ohio, newspaper in 1933 that offered cash to seventy-five families facing a devastating Christmas. The author travels coast to coast to unveil the lives behind the letters, describing a range of hardships and recreating in his research the hopes and suffering of Depression-era Americans, even as he uncovers the secret life led by the grandfather he thought he knew.




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