How the States Got Their Shapes

Paperback | April 7, 2009

byMark Stein

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Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the country. His films include Housesitter, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has taught at American University and Catholic University.

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Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the country. His films include Housesitter, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has taught at American University and Catholic University.

Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the country. His films includeHousesitter, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. He has taught writing and drama at American University and Catholic University and lives in Washington, D.C.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.79 inPublished:April 7, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061431397

ISBN - 13:9780061431395

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The line on all those map lines Fun and fascinating book - and an interesting look at the strange history of US State borders (is there a global equivalent looking at national borders??) That said, sometimes the narrative is a little hard to follow, and the cross referencing between states gets a little confusing at times. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-07

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“A fascinating and wonderfully entertaining account of an often-overlooked oddity of America’s history: how the jigsaw-puzzle layout of the United States emerged. I never thought a book on geography could be funny, but Mark Stein has pulled it off.”