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On a cold winter seventy-seven years ago, a small ad appeared in a Canton, Ohio newspaper. Instead of goods for sales, it offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 local families in distress. To receive this Depression Era manna, readers were asked to submit letters describing their down-and-out hardships and needs. Their benefactor, who used a pseudonym in the classified, was Sam Stone, the grandfather of Ted Gup, the author of this book. When Gup discovered a suitcase full of these letters, he began a quest to discover what had happened subsequently to these supplicants and, just as importantly, what had motivated his granddad to become such a real life benefactor to so many strangers. Editor's recommendation.