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Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made it

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Michael J. Trinklein

Everyone knows the fifty winners but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never worked out?Lost Statesis a tribute to such great unrealized states as West Florida, South California, Half-Breed Tracts, Rough and Ready, and others. … see full wiki

Tags: Books, History
Author: Michael J. Trinklein
Genre: History
Publisher: Quirk Books
2 reviews about Lost States: True Stories of Texlahoma,...
review by . September 18, 2010
Pros: Interesting idea, amusing, you'll learn a little something     Cons: Political jabs can get repetitive and dull     The Bottom Line: Aren't you glad you don't live in Transylvania or Popham? Actually, you might; they're just not called that.     In Pennsylvania I remember a man asking for this book.  We didn't have it.  He might have ordered it.  I don't remember, but at the time I thought, "Huh, sounds interesting."  …
review by . June 14, 2010
As a college history major, and an avid reader of books about history, I thought that I knew at least a little bit about most things connected with our country. This excellent book surprised me with the tales of states that had been proposed, but for one reason or another never came to be.    I knew about Franklin, of course, but the others, such as Texlahoma and Transylvania (I bite you neck!)were revelations. Each article has an approximation of what the boundaries of the potential …
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