Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that History Left Behind

Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that History Left Behind[EPUB] ✻ Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that History Left Behind ✾ Harry Campbell – Heartforum.co.uk Do you still find yourself referring to Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar Dozens of countries, cities, and counties have changed their id Do you still find yourself referring to to Tanganyika?: Kindle Ø Zaire or Czechoslovakia, or wondering whether it should be Moldavia or Moldova, Burma or Myanmar Dozens of countries, cities, and counties have changed their identity over the years Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now Whatever Happened Kindle - gone For example, what did happen to Tanganyika The fascinating stories behind the place names include Affpiddle, Biafra, British Heligoland, Ceylon, Flintshire, Friendly Isles, Islands of Samson and the Ducks, Leningrad, Little Britain, Macedonia, Muscat, Pleasant Island, Stalingrad, Tanganyika, West Britain, Yugoslavia, and Zaire From the major political movements the Leningrads and Stalingrads of the Socialist Happened to Tanganyika?: eBook ¸ Soviet Republic to enticing destinations Pleasant Islands, the Friendly Isles , Whatever Happened to Tanganyikareveals how the atlas of yesteryear became the maps of today.

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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that
  • Hardcover
  • 160 pages
  • Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that History Left Behind
  • Harry Campbell
  • English
  • 24 January 2018
  • 190603205X

10 thoughts on “Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?: The Place Names that History Left Behind

  1. Nick Sweeney says:

    Wonderful fun A charity shop buy, and the perfect frivolous read in between trying to puzzle through J D Salinger and Byzantine journeys Harry Campbell suggests in his intro that if you are too young to remember Tanganyika or Yugoslavia you may as well put the book down, but I disagree all the reminders of places I d barely remembered hearing about Heligoland, Transcaspia, Spanish Sahara, United States of Belgium, Hispaniola, anybody are to the point, informative and very funny, at times Wonderful fun A charity shop buy, and the perfect frivolous read in between trying to puzzle through J D Salinger and Byzantine journeys Harry Campbell suggests in his intro that if you are too young to remember Tanganyika or Yugoslavia you may as well put the book down, but I disagree all the reminders of places I d barely remembered hearing about Heligoland, Transcaspia, Spanish Sahara, United States of Belgium, Hispaniola, anybody are to the point, informative and very funny, at times, with a bit of history, a bit of conjecture, and the odd quote from luminaries such as James Joyce and Captain Edmund Blackadder I forgot about this book halfway through, but it doesn t matter, as it s the kind of thing you can dip in and out of The history in it strikes a sad as well as funny note, all these places that were, however fleetingly it may seem to us, home to people for lifetimes and generations, gave them an identity, somewhere to belong, and then they re suddenly living somewhere else such changes often accompanied by violence and distress Not a throwaway book at all, though it would probably be classed as such it s a stimulating read, which has certainly sparked in me a desire to knowabout the one time places sketched out here

  2. Rowena says:

    This was a great, informative book with a light and witty tone.There are also lots of historical facts included As another reviewer said, including maps in this book would have enhanced its appeal somewhat, especially with theobscure places that were mentioned.In spite of that, I never really expected this book to be very intellectual, just fun and interesting, and it was

  3. Dan says:

    A lot of these pop geography history ish books can be of dubious quality, but the author in this case did a great job of keeping sections bite sized, having a great mix of humor, and incorporating a lot of interesting and new stories about the place names he describes Fun for any geography fans.

  4. Alex M says:

    A highly erudite and amusing book Suitable for anyone fascinated by history and geography Well worth reading.

  5. Judith Rich says:

    My mother was born in 1935 and as a child and teenager, she collected stamps I remember looking through her stamp albums now sold and being delighted to learn there had once been a country called Fernando Poo This and many other places featuring in my mum s old stamp albums are in this book Thanks to this lovely book, I now know where Bechuanaland and even Fernando Po itself are either my mum couldn t spell or I was a lavatorially obsessed child.I ve always been fascinated by maps and p My mother was born in 1935 and as a child and teenager, she collected stamps I remember looking through her stamp albums now sold and being delighted to learn there had once been a country called Fernando Poo This and many other places featuring in my mum s old stamp albums are in this book Thanks to this lovely book, I now know where Bechuanaland and even Fernando Po itself are either my mum couldn t spell or I was a lavatorially obsessed child.I ve always been fascinated by maps and place names and how names change I distinctly remember Dahomey changing to Benin when I was in the Brownies probably about 1980 , because we had to change a scrapbook we d been making of pictures of Brownie uniforms around the world Many of the countries in my much loved Children s Picture Atlas would probably be a complete mystery to children of today sometimes even I think I imagined Afars Issas but I didn t, it s now Djibouti.I m still devastated that when I went to Czechoslovakia in 1991, they didn t stamp my passport

  6. Paula says:

    Not quite what I expected, but enjoyable I did learn that Tanzania was created when Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged But I guess that was part of the problem I didn t even know Zanzibar wasn t a country any, so I hadn t wondered whatever happened to it I actually hadn t heard of probably half of the places covered in this book Geography isn t a strong subject for me, so maybe that didn t help, either I would really have loved it if each entry had actually had a map accompanying it, but Not quite what I expected, but enjoyable I did learn that Tanzania was created when Zanzibar and Tanganyika merged But I guess that was part of the problem I didn t even know Zanzibar wasn t a country any, so I hadn t wondered whatever happened to it I actually hadn t heard of probably half of the places covered in this book Geography isn t a strong subject for me, so maybe that didn t help, either I would really have loved it if each entry had actually had a map accompanying it, but maybe it was too expensive to bring in a cartographer for the project As it is, I had a lot, I mean, a lot this book was really thoroughly researched of facts thrown at me, and I ll never remember even a tenth of them But the author s enjoyment in writing this book came through, and that made it a lighter read than it might otherwise have been

  7. Amanda says:

    For a book about places, Tanganyika DOESN T CONTAIN ANY MAPS I read reviews of this book before I finished and I saw everyone complaining about the lack of maps, and I was all oh I got this, I know geography and stuff, and yeah I knew where pretty much every place was But not everyone is a geography nut like I am The mister expressed an interest in the book but had no clue where any of the places were located that I mentioned.I got to see stamps, but not even one bloody map The stories wer For a book about places, Tanganyika DOESN T CONTAIN ANY MAPS I read reviews of this book before I finished and I saw everyone complaining about the lack of maps, and I was all oh I got this, I know geography and stuff, and yeah I knew where pretty much every place was But not everyone is a geography nut like I am The mister expressed an interest in the book but had no clue where any of the places were located that I mentioned.I got to see stamps, but not even one bloody map The stories were interesting seeing how the imperialistic colonial names were slowly replaced by the nationalist names devised by their own people was still familiar but also welcome

  8. Lindsey Sparks says:

    I have a weird fascination with how countries borders and names change over time, like the former Yugoslavia countries This book talks about some places whose names have changed, primarily during the last century and from a British perspective I think it s strange that someone can live in multiple countries during their life without moving This book had a hunch if fun facts, including that Freddie Mercury was of Parsi descent and was born in Zanzibar now Tanzania and lived there and in Ind I have a weird fascination with how countries borders and names change over time, like the former Yugoslavia countries This book talks about some places whose names have changed, primarily during the last century and from a British perspective I think it s strange that someone can live in multiple countries during their life without moving This book had a hunch if fun facts, including that Freddie Mercury was of Parsi descent and was born in Zanzibar now Tanzania and lived there and in India until he was 17 and went to England I wish there wasdepth to most of the entries though

  9. Chad says:

    A fun research project, but it s the kind of slim volume that thrives off art design and illustration which, in the case of Whatever Happened to Tanganyika , is unfortunately lacking Sure, the stamps are a nice touch, but they re not enough, and shockingly somehow there are no maps The entries are ordered with no apparent logic or system honestly, it might be better that wayepisodic, encourages dalliance rather than straight through reading which helps mask its redundancy Occa A fun research project, but it s the kind of slim volume that thrives off art design and illustration which, in the case of Whatever Happened to Tanganyika , is unfortunately lacking Sure, the stamps are a nice touch, but they re not enough, and shockingly somehow there are no maps The entries are ordered with no apparent logic or system honestly, it might be better that wayepisodic, encourages dalliance rather than straight through reading which helps mask its redundancy Occasionally redundant, but such is imperialism

  10. Rick Bavera says:

    I am something of a geography and history nut.So when I saw this book, I thought, Cool.Still think cool, but would have liked it to be a bit longer, withdetails information And definitely MAPS were something that should have been included I enjoyed the short chapters The humor that was often part of the writing was just a bit off for my American sense of humor, though.

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