Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Banister Book Group, Tuesday, November 27, 7:00-8:00 pm



Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression by Ted Gupp.
“Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress. Interested readers were asked to submit letters describing their hardships to a benefactor calling himself Mr. B. Virdot. The author's grandfather Sam Stone was inspired to place this ad and assist his fellow Cantonians as they prepared for the cruelest Christmas most of them would ever witness.”  Amazon.com

 

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