“How The States Got Their Shapes” by Mark Stein

By: kmom14

Apr 06 2015

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Category: Book Review

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I purchased the book on at Better World Books on Ebay online store, where they carry a lot of old library books that have been removed from circulation as deep discounts and this one was no different; it had been in a Washington, DC library, which I think is cooler than buying it new as I wonder who else read and learned from the book.   The online store also indicates they use the proceeds to fund literacy programs.

Although I did not read the entire book, I did peruse it and it was organized by State and did have some “maps”.

What I read seemed interesting to me but I am not a big history buff, but in reading through some of the reviews on Amazon, where is has a 4 out 5 star out of 258 reviews and  people who are history buffs found it incomplete and some say inaccurate.  The book was 352 pages long, so I don’t know if it were chalked full of more details if it would be readable for a non-history buff like myself.

A different book that was recommended by and Amazon review as being more complete and accurate was  “The Shape of the Nation-Why the States are Shaped Like That” by Jim Feldman

I  purchased the above and put it in Marv’s Easter “bowl” as we started watching the series on Netflix and we have become addicted to it.  The official site for the show at History2  Channel’s website also has where you can watch Season 1 & 2 currently online for free.



One comment on ““How The States Got Their Shapes” by Mark Stein”

  1. I’m reading it too

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