"The Rough Guide to Washington DC" is the most comprehensive guide to this powerful city. Containing thoroughly researched coverage of all the city's historic and contemporary sights, it is the must-have item for any trip. The guide includes full write-ups of museums large and small, and breakdowns of neighbourhoods tame, tough and tawdry. Discover a city that is so much more than a political hot-spot, with the essential information on the happening districts of Adams Morgan and Shaw, Dupont Circle and the Penn Quarter, and the emerging nightlife precinct of the H Street Corridor. There is detailed historic background on the major politicians, activists, and cultural figures that have shaped DC for more than 200 years. Full-colour maps guide you through every region of the city, and with all the practical grittiness you'd expect from a Rough Guide, this is the ultimate companion to the 'federal metropolis' that is DC.