How the States Got Their Shapes by Mark Stein audiobook

How the States Got Their Shapes

By Mark Stein
Read by Brian Holsopple

HarperAudio
6.46 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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If you’ve ever wondered why the 50 states have the shapes they do, this audiobook’s for you. In a light, accessible style, Mark Stein unpacks the mysteries state by state, line by line. Why are some states boringly square, and others, like Texas and California, truly “outsized.” How can Maryland possibly be - is that even a shape? HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES is packed with fun oddities and trivia, but you’ll also encounter the major fault lines of American history through the fresh lens of geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs

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If you’ve ever wondered why the 50 states have the shapes they do, this audiobook’s for you. In a light, accessible style, Mark Stein unpacks the mysteries state by state, line by line. Why are some states boringly square, and others, like Texas and California, truly “outsized.” How can Maryland possibly be - is that even a shape? HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES is packed with fun oddities and trivia, but you’ll also encounter the major fault lines of American history through the fresh lens of geographic disputes, military skirmishes, and land grabs

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Author Bio: Mark Stein

Author Bio: Mark Stein

Mark Stein is the author of How the States Got Their Shapes, a New York Times bestseller that became the basis of the History Channel series of the same name, in which Stein frequently appears. He is also the author of How the States Got Their Shapes Too: The People behind the Borderlines. Stein lives in Washington, DC, where he has taught at the Catholic University of America and American University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English