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2011 Book Festival Author
Michael J. Trinklein

Author Biography

When Michael J. Trinklein moved from Iowa to Idaho, his relatives had a hard time grasping that these were actually different states. He soon learned that many Idahoans wanted to split from their poorly-formed state and create “Lincoln,” America’s 51st state. Fascinated, Trinklein began collecting stories and maps of other statehood hopefuls—the result of his quest is his new book, Lost States.

Trinklein has written about maps and geography for the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. He wrote and produced the PBS documentaries The Oregon Trail, and The Gold Rush. A university professor for 20 years, Trinklein’s undergraduate degree is from UW-Oshkosh. Currently, he is working on a history project of another kind—as the writer/producer of the Emmy-nominated PBS series Pioneers of Television. He lives in Cedarburg.

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