Item description for Insight Kids' Map Chicago: Fleximap (Insight Kids' Maps) by Insight...
One of over 400 titles in the Insight series,
Insight Guide Chicago. This 294-page book includes a section detailing Chicago's history, 10 features covering the city's life and culture, ranging from its blues heritage to its sports-mad citizens, a visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive Travel Tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus more than 260 incredible photographs and 12 maps, including a Chicago transportation map.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Insight Kids' Map Chicago: Fleximap (Insight Kids' Maps)?
insight chicago Jul 1, 2002
i found this chicago travel quide to be an exceptional difference in the usual "go here, do this" mentality of most tour books. the writing was insightful and thought-provoking, the information was straight forward and the photographs were exceptional. evidently a well thought out and researched book. even though this edition is somewhat dated (1999) i highly recommend this purchase.
Bright Pictures with Dark Words Mar 17, 2001
Insight Guide Chicago is a mine of useful information in an accessible format. This, however, is not what distinguishes the Insight Guide from books with a similar mission, such as Frommers or Fodors. What marks Insight Guide apart is its wonderful photographs, which provide the would-be tourist with a rich taste of what it must be like to spend time in this vibrant, world class, but still comfortably Midwestern city.
The other thing that sets this Insight Guide apart - even from others in the series - is the darkness of its text. If you read this book like a book, rather than a reference work (its stylish writing invites such use) you are regaled at every turn with tales of poverty, crime, corruption and racial division. That Chicago suffers from these problems is no doubt true but reading about them in a guidebook doesn't make me want to go there.