60 Must-Read Books of the Summer
What are you in the mood to read this summer? This year boasts an unusual volume of stories exploring the thrilling and thorny stuff that makes us human. We think of them as books that make a difference—every one of them worth the plunge!
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How the Post Office Created America
Without a postal service linking far-flung territories together like "a central nervous system," our country's story would have been radically different. Including American originals like Ben Franklin (the first postmaster general) and the young riders of the Pony Express, this invigorating book tells the unlikely story of snail mail—not at all dull, though perhaps soon to be extinct.