Psst, don’t tell Roland he is going to be receiving this book (as he loves maps and history). Mark Stein answers questions such as these.
Why West Virginia has a finger creeping up the side of Pennsylvania?
Why Michigan has an upper peninsula that isn’t attached to Michigan?
Why some Hawaiian islands are not Hawaii?
Why Texas and California are so outsized, especially when so many Midwestern states are nearly identical in size?
Or maybe I should get him this book instead, either way I know he will like the subject.