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Civil Service

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Civil Service by Walter Ben Hare is a captivating and thought-provoking exploration of the inner workings of government bureaucracy. The novel follows the story of John Smith, a dedicated civil servant who is forced to navigate the complex and often frustrating world of government red tape.

Hare's writing is both witty and insightful, providing a sharp critique of the inefficiencies and absurdities of the civil service system. The characters are well-developed and relatable, with each one facing their own unique challenges within the bureaucratic machine.

Throughout the book, Hare expertly weaves together humor and drama, making for a compelling and engaging read. The plot moves at a steady pace, keeping the reader on their toes as they follow John's journey through the world of civil service.

Overall, Civil Service is a must-read for anyone interested in politics, government, or simply looking for an entertaining and thought-provoking read. Hare's keen observations and engaging storytelling make this novel a standout in the genre.

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Subtitled "An American Drama in Three Acts. A Play with a Punch." "A comedy drama of American life depicting the joys and sorrows, the heartaches and struggles and temptations of a small group of government employees working in a post office in a small city in the middle west. There is the stern inspector, the officious postmaster, the busybody mail clerk, the ambitious young clerk..., the kind hearted old man who carries the rural route, the raw recruit and the noble hearted, plucky little stamp clerk, who bravely stifles her own feelings and lives for the advancement of her friends." - Summary by The Author Cast list: Old R. F. D., A Mystery: ToddHW The Inspector, B. J. Cochran: Greg Giordano The Postmaster, J. L. Reynolds: Shawn Clayton The Young Money Order Clerk, Steve Audaine: Adrian Stephens The Mailing Clerk, Simpson Peavy: ksb013 The Country Boy, Goldie Wex: Alan Mapstone The Postmaster's Daughter, Octavia: Annie Mars A Lady of Importance, Mrs. T. R. Jeffs: TJ Burns A Hired Girl, Birdie Bivins: Jenn Broda A Collector, Miss Goldstein: Michele Eaton The Plucky Little Stamp Clerk, Kate Kenyon: Availle Stage Directions: TR Love Editing: ToddHW

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