Neither Snow nor Rain A History of the United States Postal Service
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- Edition: Reprint
- Format: Paperback
- Copyright: 01/10/2017
- Publisher: Grove Press
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In Neither Snow nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long story of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new paths through the wilderness. Under Andrew Jackson, the post office was molded into a vast patronage machine, and by the 1870s, over seventy percent of federal employees were postal workers. As the country boomed, the USPS aggressively developed new technology, from mobile post offices on railroad cars and Air Mail Service to mechanical sorting machines and optical character readers.
Neither Snow nor Rain is a rich, multifaceted history, full of remarkable characters, from the stamp-collecting FDR, to the revolutionaries who challenged USPS’s monopoly on mail, to the renegade union members who brought the systemand the countryto a halt in the 1970s. An exciting and engrossing read, Neither Snow nor Rain is the first major history of the USPS in over fifty years.