A Secret Gift
How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 369 pages, Updated Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2011|
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. 384 pp. 75,000 print.
About the Author
Ted Gup is the author of the bestseller "The Book of Honor" and of "Nation of Secrets." He is a professor and chair of the journalism department at Emerson College. A former investigative reporter for "The Washington Post" and "Time," he has also written for "The New York Times, Newsweek, GQ, Slate," and Salon.com.
|Publisher: ||Penguin Books|
|Dimensions: ||20.07 x 13.46 x 2.79 centimeters (0.29 kg)|