History Book Club: Neither Snow nor Rain: A history of the United States Post Office by Devin Leonard

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Date & Time: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
Location:
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Milton Branch Library
Meeting Room A/B
855 Mayfield Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009-3035
Cost: All programs are free and open to the public.
Description: 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, more than forty percent of the worlds volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail servicemore 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.

History Book Club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Book are available at the circulation/reference desk.

New members are always welcome.

More Information: E-mail: milton.branch@fultoncountyga.gov
Phone: 404-613-4402
Entered by: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System (LibraryComments@fultoncountyga.gov)

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Created: September 11, 2018 at 4:37 PM

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