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

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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Devin Leonard
Title variation
History of the United States Postal Service
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
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 USPS<U+0019>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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leonard, Devin
Dewey number
383/.49/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE6371
LC item number
.L46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States Postal Service
  • Postal service
Target audience
adult
Label
Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service, Devin Leonard
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn923796021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802124586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
383.4973 L552 ; XX-N ; [A15BP001, #43, 4@26.00, wjm/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 923796021
  • (OCoLC)923796021
Label
Neither snow nor rain : a history of the United States Postal Service, Devin Leonard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [265]-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn923796021
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802124586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
383.4973 L552 ; XX-N ; [A15BP001, #43, 4@26.00, wjm/CSS ]
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 923796021
  • (OCoLC)923796021

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