In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide by playwright and screenwriter Stein deciphers the mysteries of the American map, state by state. 180 b&w maps.In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide by playwright and screenwriter Stein deciphers the mysteries of the American map, state by state. 180 b&w maps.Read Less
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This book was purchased as a present for my sister because of her love of the TV show of the same name. She related to me that it was a very interesting book, full of great facts and information. Much of this aforementioned info is not taught in the American educational system. Thank you.
Jul 28, 2011
Great review of interesting national history! Great gift for any history buff.
Apr 15, 2010
Interesting reading. Good reference material.
Great book to give my grandchildren for something they do not learn in the classroom
Sep 18, 2009
Historical developments not in history books
The opening chapter which said we must read this first was right on the mark. I didn't know that the size of the states had been thought out by Congress from the beginning. Then the small stories of the individual states was very interesting, too. Now we know why California doesn't fit the formula and why it is much bigger.
Apr 3, 2009
Great Book, helpful for fifth grade teacher. Why does Ohio look like a heart or have borders changed. These a questions and stories kids get excited about and holds their intrest.
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