I had previously purchased the Lonely Planet Guide to Bangladesh, which left me a little disappointed and with quite a few questions unanswered. I was pleasantly surprised with this new Bradt guide which appears to be totally original research by the authors, and not cribbed from other guides. It's packed with useful practical information e.g. train schedules, together with historical background about the country, and has lots of leads for follow-up where appropriate. I suspect that the effort involved in putting the book together must have been quite a labour of love.
My only criticism might be that the maps - with the exception of those of Dhaka and Sylhet which are quite good - are a little poor. Often it's a trial to find places mentioned in the text on the maps, and in some cases places mentioned in the text do not cross reference to the maps, e.g. The Tea Resort in Srimongel - where most visitors probably stay - is mentioned in the text, but does not appear on either the town or district map, although I believe it is in the area covered by the maps. Lonely Planet probably wins on this one!
Anyway the 360 pages are already a trifle dog-eared from use, and I suspect will be far more so when I return from a planned visit. The Bradt guide will certainly be in my luggage.