I had such high hopes for How the States Got Their Shapes. But it was repetitive and boring.
Mark Stein did it alphabetically. Now, on the short thought side, that might seem better. Cover each state, and make it easier for reference. And that's how it ended up reading: like a reference book.
The long thought would be to show a map with changes to the country and perhaps zoom in on the specific affected state and do the book chronologically.
It became a struggle to read through each state. I finally stopped reading with about ten states to go.
The only reason I persevered as long as I did is because I have nothing else to read except my comics. And that's just at home. Now I need something for work and the gym.