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Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Author: Devin Leonard.

Neither Snow Nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Author: Devin Leonard.

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Item #: D32383
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: Grove
ISBN: 9780802124586
A distinctly American institution, the United States Postal Service has an army of 300,000 letter carriers delivering 513 million pieces of mail per day—40 percent of the world's volume. Tackling the fascinating history of the service, Devin Leonard traces its progress from USPS founder Ben Franklin's days through the crippling post office labor strike... More
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A distinctly American institution, the United States Postal Service has an army of 300,000 letter carriers delivering 513 million pieces of mail per day—40 percent of the world's volume. Tackling the fascinating history of the service, Devin Leonard traces its progress from USPS founder Ben Franklin's days through the crippling post office labor strikes of the 1970s, through its contemporary battle against a host of competitors. It is a tale with intriguing characters, notably fanatical censor Anthony Comstock, stamp collector Franklin Roosevelt, and an ingenious Mississippi widow working in the Dead Letter Office.


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