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Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service

Author: Devin Leonard
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, USPS was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, fostered a common culture, and helped American business to prosper. A first class stamp remains one of the greatest bargains of all time, and yet, the USPS is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing.This is a multifaceted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Leonard, Devin.
Neither snow nor rain.
New York : Grove Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)923796021
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devin Leonard
ISBN: 9780802189974 0802189970
OCLC Number: 948757316
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Prologue --
The founding father --
Interlopers I --
Comstockery --
A businessman at the Post Office --
Into the sky --
A stamp collector at the White House --
Mount Semrow --
The day the mail stopped --
Interlopers II --
Going postal --
You've got mail! --
"Thank God for Amazon" --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: History of the United States Postal Service
Responsibility: Devin Leonard.

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, USPS was the information network that bound far-flung Americans together, fostered a common culture, and helped American business to prosper. A first class stamp remains one of the greatest bargains of all time, and yet, the USPS is slowly vanishing. Critics say it is slow and archaic. Mail volume is down. The workforce is shrinking. Post offices are closing.This is a multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS's monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the system--and the country--to a halt in the 1970s. An exciting and engrossing read, this is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.

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