Monday, August 23, 2010

Reading Event, TONIGHT!

Boswell Book Company @7pm

Michael Trinklein,
author of Lost States:True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It

Everyone knows the fifty winners but what about the hundreds of other state-hood proposals that never worked out? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized states as West Florida, South California, Half-Breed Tracts, Rough and Ready, and others. History buffs will be entertained and enlightened by these bizarre-but-true stories.

Accompanying the stories are beautiful full-color original maps detailing how these states' boundaries might have looked, along with images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. Lost States is a quirky reference book for history buffs, geography geeks, and anyone who enjoys lush, fascinating cartography.

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