I love this guide. If you are looking to visit Manhattan this walking guide is a great way to learn about the city before you go and whilst you are walking around the neighbourhoods.
It's full of historical information about Manhattan, as you walk you have the history at hand to enhance your visit to this wonderful city. James Roman gives you lots of guided walks to follow, and each with each walk he tells you how far the walk is and how long it will take. He also includes the relevant subway/bus lines to use and there are thumbnail photos highlighting some of the major buildings/places on each tour.
Not only do you get a great walking guide, but you get plenty to read on the history of this city, how it has changed with photos from the past to give you a comparison with modern streets and buildings. Even if you have visited Manhattan and don't plan to return, this is well worth buying as it is just a great read.
Wonderfully entertaining and informative guide to New York. None of those boring lists of hotels and restaurants, but packed full of interesting historical and architectural detail. Definitely my sort of guide book. Good selection of photos and maps, and some very tempting walking tours included. Perfect for both visitor and armchair traveller.