A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--and a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
by Ted Gup
Hardcover- $10.73

An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped ...

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  "A Secret Gift" by APHolt (see profile) 07/20/11

 
  "Putting Things in Perspective" by JLivingston2011 (see profile) 11/08/12

I really enjoyed this book. While it wasn't the height of excitement or adventure, the letters and stories that this book brought to light were moving. It's amazing to think that we as a nation / society can so easily complain and want for more than we need. As the book and letters describe families in the midst of the Great Depression, struggling to feed their children, watching their infants die of lack of nutrition and inability to keep them warm, you are forced to recognize all the blessings that we have in our lives. Truly eye opening and certainly puts things in perspective.

 
  "Discussion worthy" by Tbaker123 (see profile) 11/29/12

Ok story. Glad to have read it. The discussion by our group, however, was excellent. There were many areas of this book that brought about interesting viewpoints by other readers.

 
  "A Secret Gift" by bboulo (see profile) 12/17/12

A very heart wrenching true stories of many families struggles during the Great Depression.

 
  "Interesting and Inspiring Memoir" by Staciele (see profile) 09/12/13

 
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