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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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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 75 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.

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A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of T He Great Depression
2011, Penguin Group

ISBN-13: 9780143120001

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Trade paperback

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of T He Great Depression
2010, Penguin Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781594202704

Hardcover

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
2010, Center Point, Thorndike, ME

ISBN-13: 9781602859258

Large type / large print

Hardcover

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
2010, Random House Audio Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9780307578037

Audiobook CD

A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
2010, Books on Tape

ISBN-13: 9780307578051

Audiobook CD

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