I won this as part of Library Thing's Early reviewer program.
This book is a hoot. Not only does it give some of the ridiculous names for states Forgottonia, Half-Breed Tracts, and No Man's Land to name a few. But it also goes into alittle of the history behind each of these state requests.
Did you know that when they made Mount Rushmore that they wanted a state that was mainly there becasue of Mount Rushmore?
Albania (the Country) loves America so much it wouldlike to become a state?
Boston wanted to become it's own state?
These are just a few of the tidbits that you will find in this book. It also has a book jacket that when opened has the outlines of some of the more prominent states on a map of the US.
This is book is highly interesting and would be a great addition to any family library.