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Whatever Happened to Tanganyika? - Alexander McCall Smith, Harry Campbell
Whatever Happened to Tanganyika?
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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 identities over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news... show more
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 identities over the years. Some of the names we remember from our schooldays or from news headlines just a few years ago are now gone. For example, what didĀ happen to Tanganyika? The fascinating stories behind the place names include those of 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 Soviet Republic) to enticing destinations (Pleasant Islands, the Friendly Isles), Whatever Happened to Tanganyika? reveals how the atlas of yesteryear became the maps of today.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781906032050 (190603205X)
Publisher: Anova Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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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 the more obscure places that were mentioned.In spite of that, I never really...
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