The British State of Telegraphs

The British State of Telegraphs

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The story of the British State Telegraphs divides itself into two parts: the purchase of the telegraphs, in 1870, from the companies that had established the industry of telegraphy; and the subsequent conduct of the business of telegraphy by the Government. The first part is covered by Chapters II to VI; the second part by the remaining chapters. Both parts contain a record of fact and experience that should be of service to the American public at the present moment, when there is before them the proposal to embark upon the policy of the municipal ownership and operation of the so-called municipal public service industries. The second part, however, will interest a wider body of readers than the first part; for it deals with a question that is of profound interest and importance at all times-the problem of a large body of civil servants in a Democracy.
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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.95mm | 403.7g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507836503
  • 9781507836507