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Much More Than A Crazy Jigsaw Puzzle!
on 26 July 2011
I found this quirky little DVD a lot of fun. It answers many of the questions relating to the shapes of the individual states of the USA, but misses out on a few as well.
As a previous reviewer has stated, no mention of North/South Carolina, and I must have missed the bit on Oregon with it's volcanoes.
The presenter, Brian Unger, gives a fun commentary with many insights from local historians as he passes through several states.
Could have been even more interesting, had we learned how the states got their names too.
Utah named after the Ute tribe of Native Americans and so on.
The USA is such an interesting place, both geographically and historically too.
All in all, a great little video 88 minutes in length, but it was just a taste, and left as many questions unanswered. Having lived in Salt Lake City, Utah, for a while, it left this viewer, with a keen interest in the USA, wanting more.
Since writing this review, History Channel have released a
3 DVD boxed set of this programme which is much more inclusive
of the individual states.
The quality is just as good and is also available on Amazon.UK
The boxed set has a viewing time of over 6 hours.