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Michelin Travel Guide USA West (Michelin Green Guides) Paperback – 2 Jan 2008

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  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications; 1 edition (2 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906261202
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906261207
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1.8 x 22.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,126,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Peter Biddlecombe VINE VOICE on 13 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
("Citron vert", is French for lime, or more to the point, "green lemon")

This was bought in preparation for a holiday which involves traversing the USA and spends about two-thirds of its time in the West visiting a wide range of locations, so more specific books would have been prohibitively heavy. It was used, but various problems were clear after owning it for less than a day. Here are some:

Careless translation - I'm guessing that the book is translated from a French original, as there are some bits of quirky phrasing, and some words that simply shouldn't be there. Examples: when the book describes ice hockey, we're told that "In this breakneck sport, skated players use sticks to maneuver a hard rubber puck (...)". "Breakneck" is nicely apt, but "skated" is used in a way I'd only expect to see in a cryptic crossword clue! On an Alaskan twitcher's paradise: "Tours pause at Marble Island where thousands of kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants, murres and other birds noisily commune on the rocks (...)". Ever heard of a murre? I hadn't, and my mental stock of strange words is good enough to win a couple of Times crossword championships. In the dictionary it turns out to be a US term for a white-breasted guillemot - but I don't take dictionaries on holiday! On food, the rare variant spelling "chile" seems to be used wherever normal folk would put "chilli". Another sample: "wranglers themselves were more likely to enjoy beans, stews and organ meats than the tough, stringy steaks". How can an organisation that dishes out stars to top restaurants allow itself to print nonsense like "chile" and "organ meats"?

Other carelessness: There's a page (94) with eight photos of people on it and not a caption in sight. I can guess who some of them are, but not all.
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By Michel La Rue on 23 April 2015
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Sent quickly, not up to Michelin's usually high standards
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Michelins are the best guide books 23 Jan. 2008
By loyal customer Bill - Published on
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This is the same review I wrote for the Michelin Green Guide USA East. To cover the entire USA, one must buy 2 books.
I have been using green (and often red) Michelin guides for almost 50 years. For any area in the world they cover, they are clearly the best guide books available, with some caveats: one must have a good general education, and one must be able to read a very condensed map--skills many young Americans sadly lack. With those skills, however, as usual this new edition of the USA book is superb. Unlike almost all other travel books, Michelin offers clear value judgments, rankings, of sights. I have found over the years that I almost always agree with Michelin opinions. Because I like the series so much, and this book is very good, I give it 5 stars. Sadly, however, I don't think these books are as good as in past years. They should have more ½ page city maps, and there is no reason in the Green Guides to list hotels and restaurants. I suspect fewer maps and more hotels/restaurants are a sop to modern competitive requirements. For the most part, hotels and restaurants suggested are only the very most expensive--perhaps for those European travelers who have strong Euros to spend! Not much use to ordinary people! Another problem with Michelin Guides is that they are relatively expensive and if one travels widely, the collection of necessary guides (both Green and Red) becomes very large indeed. All that said, as an American I find this and the companion edition (Michelin USA West) wonderful reviews of the entire USA. If one has the time to travel widely in the USA, there is no better place to start vacation planning.
Your best friend while traveling or planing to travel 10 April 2011
By alvaro - Published on
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Michelin Green Guide is always you best choice when planing a trip. With this guide you won't miss any place in the "must visit checklist" and it is not necessary anymore to visit a travel agency. And the best part is the price !! With Michelin Green Guide and Internet you are going to travel like an expert.
Great source of information. A must. 25 Jun. 2010
By EEmajor - Published on
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Brings you quickly to the essentials.
You can still look around for more in the AAA books and the websites.
That said, many of the website links that I looked at come from the book.
Great overall map with locations of interests.
Great investment.
Excellent guide 23 Nov. 2008
By H. Wright - Published on
Format: Paperback
I have used many of the Michelin Green Guides over the years and have found them all excellent, including this one. I especially like their 1, 2, or 3 star rating of cities, sites, etc.
Outstanding Guide! 25 Mar. 2008
By Felipe Guelfi - Published on
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As all Michelin guides, it provides very concise and objective advice. If it says "***" (three stars) make sure you go there!!!
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