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- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Format: Hardback | 160 pages
- Dimensions: 206mm x 262mm x 25mm | 726g
- Publication date: 21 September 2010
- Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
- ISBN 10: 1594744106
- ISBN 13: 9781594744105
- Illustrations note: 75 Colour
- Sales rank: 293,843
"Lost States" is a tribute to great unrealized states like West Florida, Forgotonia, Texlahoma, and Chicago (yes, Chicago wanted to be its own state). Fans of U.S. history will be entertained and enlightened by these bizarre-but-true stories.
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Mike Trinklein wrote and produced the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary Pioneers of Television (2008), as well as The Gold Rush (1998), and The Oregon Trail (1993). Forbes magazine ranked his Oregon Trail Web site among the top 10 of all history-related sites.
"We all know the 50 states, but how much do you know about the hundreds of statehood proposals that never came to pass? These fascinating maps of states that might have been are from Michael J. Trinklein's "Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It."--Country Magazine" "Fascinating, funny book."--"New Yorker, Book Bench" "This book is geared to the general reader and has a larger format that encourages perusal. It is recommended for history, geography, and general trivia buffs."--"Library Journal" "Amusing and lavishly illustrated book."--"Christian Science Monitor" "Complete with maps, "Lost States" is an interesting travel guide to the world of 'what-if history".'"--McClatchy Newspapers"