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

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Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service
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Neither snow nor rain
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a history of the United States Postal Service
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Devin Leonard
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History of the United States Postal Service
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eng
Summary
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
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Title
Neither snow nor rain
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Summary
Chronicles the storied history of the USPS, founded by Benjamin Franklin, molded into a vast patronage machine by Andrew Jackson, and its aggressive development of new technology through mechanical sorting machines and to the optical character readers of today
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BTCTA
Dewey number
383/.49/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HE6371
LC item number
.L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Devin Leonard
Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service, Devin Leonard
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-299) and index
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
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802124586
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
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(OCoLC)923796021

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