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The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA Hardcover – February 14, 2017
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About the Author
Doug Mack is the author of Europe on Five Wrong Turns a Day and has written for Travel + Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Minneapolis.
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History presented in such a manner that you are actually there and can feel the emotions and see the sights of the people who lived them.
This author is a joy - from the time that he was standing in his basement with a glass jar full of pocket change because it's laundry day and their attire shows it -
his wife is in yoga pants and he's in tattered soccer shorts, you enter their world where the state quarter collection includes "states" they have never heard of.
Seeing these "Not-Quite States" through Doug Mack eyes tells about their past history and yet you can see it as it is today where beer drinking pigs are already sloshed by midday and the Virgin Islands where there may be a voodoo shrine on the way to the mall.
Doug said after climbing a mountain- "My legs ached so badly that the wooden benches ahead of us were transformed into pillow top mattresses before my eyes."
The territories are neither united nor states nor part of either American continent and sadly most people don't even know they exist.
The people of these far-off islands are not "foreign aliens." they are us.
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