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

Leonard, Devin. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library HE 6371 .L46 2017 30775305531239 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0802126405
  • ISBN: 9780802126405
  • Physical Description: print
    xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-299) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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 USPSs 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.
Subject: United States Postal Service History
Postal service United States History

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