Lost States

Lost States BOOKS XF Lost States Author Michael J Trinklein Bandcamptomp Everyone Knows The Fifty Nifty United States But What About The Hundreds Of Other Statehood Proposals That Never Came To Pass Lost States Is A Tribute To Such Great Unrealized Dreams As West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough And Ready, And Yazoo Some Of These States Came Remarkably Close To Joining The Union Others Never Had A Chance Many Are Still Trying Consider Frontier Legend Daniel Boone Once Proposed A State Of Transylvania In The Appalachian Wilderness His Plan Was Resurrected A Few Years Later With The New Name Of Kentucky Residents Of Bucolic South Jersey Wanted To Secede From Their Urban North Jersey Neighbors And Form The Fifty First State The Gold Rush Territory Of Nataqua Could Have Made A Fine State But Since No Women Were Willing To Live There, The Settlers Gave Up And Joined California Each Story Offers A Fascinating Glimpse At The Nation We Might Have Become Along With Plenty Of Absurd Characters, Bureaucratic Red Tape, And Political Gamesmanship Accompanying These Tales Are Beautifully Rendered Maps Detailing The Proposed State Boundaries, Plus Images Of Real Life Artifacts And Ephemera Welcome To The World Of Lost States

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  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Lost States
  • Michael J. Trinklein
  • English
  • 25 November 2018
  • 1594744106

10 thoughts on “Lost States

  1. says:

    I saw this book come through at my library, and I thought What a great topic for a book And it is a great topic It s too bad it was, in my opinion, really mishandled.The book has quite a bit of breadth 74 states are covered , but no depth Each state gets two pages, one of which is a full page map The facing page containspictures which are often only tangentially related to the topic lots of tepid, uncreative jokes and a little information The maps range from interesting to I saw this book come through at my library, and I thought What a great topic for a book And it is a great topic It s too bad it was, in my opinion, really mishandled.The book has quite a bit of breadth 74 states are covered , but no depth Each state gets two pages, one of which is a full page map The facing page containspictures which are often only tangentially related to the topic lots of tepid, uncreative jokes and a little information The maps range from interesting to out and out bad one clearly has hand drawn marker on it one has Wyoming on the western border of Kansas which is the reason I downgraded the book from two stars I think there weremaybe four historical facts that I learned from a 160 page book, but the history was, in places, just as bad as the maps quote George Washington was the most popular and powerful man in the world WILDLY FALSE WILDLY I don t know who this book is aimed at It do...

  2. says:

    I wanted to like this book, I really did But it s replete with errors, and for a book that purports to be non fiction, that s a fatal flaw for me especially when it s subtitled True stories of I recognize that this is not an academic textbook, and the author has raised that as his defense, but really, there s no excusing some of the slop here.I found three errors myself, and I m not particularly knowledgeable in this area 1 President McKinley s first name was William, not James Phil I wanted to like this book, I really did But it s replete with errors, and for a book that purports to be non fiction, that s a fatal flaw for me especially...

  3. says:

    I almost really loved this one It covers many, but not all, failed states Each one gets a one page profile, plus a full page map created by the author, usually by superimposing the proposed state on an existing map It was interesting, for the most part, though occassionally repetitive Many of them were simply failed proposals to divide territories, so not much to say Some of them can t be taken even remotely seriously Who really thinks that the European country of Albania has ever seriousl I almost really loved this one It covers many, but not all, failed states Each one gets a one page profile, plus a full page map created by the author, usually by superimposing the proposed state on an existing map It was interesting, for the ...

  4. says:

    I love nonfiction books about random topics, and I also love maps Lost States incorporates both things Basically, Trinklein looks at a BUNCH of territories that almost became states, or wished they could become states, or would be really cool if they could become states, etc He covers everything from random ways to divide the Northwest Territory, to the possibility of some of our current states splitting California, Maine, and Texas have all considered it in recent years , to current US I love nonfiction books about random topics, and I also love maps Lost States incorporates both things Basically, Trinklein looks at a BUNCH of territories that almost became states, or wished they could become states, or would be really cool if they could become states, etc He covers everything from random ways to divide the Northwest Territory, to the possibility of some of our current states splitting California, Maine, and Texas have all considered it in recent years , to current US territories, to western states that didn t quite make the cut While the book is really enjoyable and also full of color pictures and maps, making it fun to read it s also very brief Each potential state only gets one oversize page, and one page of pictures maps, so you don t get a lot of details about anything There is also plenty of Trinklein s snarky humor to go around, but luckily I enjoyed that part, too.All in all, Los...

  5. says:

    As a Social Studies teacher I m always looking for books that make history a bitinteresting With that said, being a Social Studies teacher makes that incredibly difficult Since I already find it interesting, I don t know if something is interesting because it is, or because I m already predisposed to thinking it isI thought this book was pretty dang interesting And funny Yeah, there were some errors on a couple maps and maybe they should have been caught by somebody but since a As a Social Studies teacher I m always looking for books that make history a bitinteresting With that said, being a Social Studies teacher make...

  6. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My first goodreads first reads win This is my kind of non fiction book easy to read with lots of pictures or in this case mostly maps A mix of humor and interesting information.The cover unfolds to a full sized map which would be nifty to hang up if I had a library or study A nice looking book.Trinklein who lived in Idaho for 20 years, keeps mentioning Mormons I ve noticed this in 5 Lost States there may even bethat I missed Having an LDS background myself, I can not recall a te My first goodreads first reads win This is my kind of non fiction book easy to read with lots of pictures or in this case mostly maps A mix of humor and interesting information.The cover unfolds to a full sized map which would be nifty to hang up if I had a library or study A nice looking book.Trinklein who lived in Idaho for 20 years, keeps mentioning Mormons I ve noticed this in 5 Lost States there may ev...

  7. says:

    A poor book about a fascinating subject I give the author credit for his maps, which are mostly lovely, and for a handful of interesting local knowledge facts I had no idea, for example, that Chicago and downstate Illinois were joined together on purpose by Congress to keep downstate from seceding during the Civil War This makes the book worth checking out of the library once Unfortunately, the writing is otherwise awful, thanks to the author s lack of objectivity, flippant attitude toward A poor book about a fascinating subject I give the author credit for his maps, which are mostly lovely, and for a handful of interesting local knowledge facts I had no idea, for example, that Chicago and downstate Illinois were joined together on purpose by Congress to keep downstate from seceding during the Civil War This makes the book worth checking out of the library once Unfortunate...

  8. says:

    Trinklein, Michael J True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States that Never Made It Philadelphia Quirk Books, 2010.This was a really interesting book Though by book, it is not so much a narrative, but closer to an encyclopedia of states that wanted to be states but never were states Within each entry, however, the writing is clear and amusing as well as being informative This book is great for the Amer...

  9. says:

    Ever heard of the state of Lincoln Probably not it doesn t exist But, if you ve ever driven through northern Idaho, you ve passed through what many natives wanted to be Lincoln, U.S.A Did you know that if President Buchanan had had his way in 1853, the Mexican states of Sonora, Chihuahua, and Baja California would be part of the United States Find these and many other interesting tidbits of Americana in Lost States True Stories of Texlahom...

  10. says:

    I love books with this kind of historical trivia, but some of the glaring factual mistakes typos in it detracted from my enjoyment It refers to President William McKinley as James McKinley p 101 , and refers to President Buchanan in 1853 p 68 , when President Buchanan didn t take office until 1857 The event the book referred to did take place in 1853 under President Pierce These and minor typos such as misspelling the town of Decatur, IL as Decator , made me wonder whether the other th I love books with this kind of historical trivia, but some of the glaring factual mistakes typos in it detracted from my enjoyment It refers to President William McKinley as James McKinley p 101 , and refers to President Buchanan in 1853 p 68 , when President Buchanan didn t take office until 1857 The event the book referred to did take place in 1853 under President Pierce These and minor typos such as misspell...

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