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A Secret Gift|Ted Gup
A Secret Gift : How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of T He Great Depression
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780143120001
  • ISBN-10: 014312000X
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2011
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 400
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP