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on 22 March 2013
Sorry, but I found this book awful!!
Nowhere near the standard of R-M from years ago. Virtually no overlap from state-to-state and no overlap whatsoever between pages covering one state, plus some maps are orientated north/south while others are east-west. Little bits of state maps that don't fit the page are wedged into corners of nearby street-map pages, often without their adjacent pages being noted. Didn't encounter different scales for state maps mentioned by another reviewer but I can believe it. Add the understandable state listing by alphabet rather than location and this is a nightmare for route-planning & through-navigation, which is surely the purpose of a US-wide atlas.
The orientation & overlap issues meant I had to tear out a couple of pages in order to line them up with adjoining maps so as to make sense of a route. Not easy when there's no towns or features or road numbers which overlap & different states have different numbers for the same road.
I had always regarded R-M as the benchmark for US mapping. No longer, I'm sad to say. Very disappointed.