“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
About the Author
Michael J. 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). His work has been consistently praised in the national media, including USA Today, Washington Post, Parade, Chicago Tribune,
and the New York Times.
He lives in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.