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How the States Got Their Shapes


In a light, accessible style--and packed with fun oddities and trivia--this entertaining guide by playwright and screenwriter Stein deciphers the ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.715

Very interesting book

by buffal0b0b on Dec 15, 2011

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.



by Chet on Jul 28, 2011

Great review of interesting national history! Great gift for any history buff.


Great Information

by MT92116 on Apr 15, 2010

Interesting reading. Good reference material. Great book to give my grandchildren for something they do not learn in the classroom


Historical developments not in history books

by looms on Sep 18, 2009

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.


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by 5thTeacher on 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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dave j

I want to order 4 more for my grandkids. how do I order multibles?

?? how do I order more than one

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