The Resource Neither snow nor rain : A History of the United States Postal Service., Devin Leonard, (electronic book)

Neither snow nor rain : A History of the United States Postal Service., Devin Leonard, (electronic book)

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Neither snow nor rain : A History of the United States Postal Service.
Title
Neither snow nor rain
Title remainder
A History of the United States Postal Service.
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Devin Leonard
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eng
Summary
The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world's volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail service—more than twice as efficient as the Japanese and easily outpacing the Germans and British. And the USPS has a storied history. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, it 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.In Neither Snow Nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin's days, when postmasters worked out of their homes..
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Neither snow nor rain : A History of the United States Postal Service., Devin Leonard, (electronic book)
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Neither snow nor rain : A History of the United States Postal Service., Devin Leonard, (electronic book)
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9780802189974
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