The Factol's Manifesto is a great book expanding upon the main factions of the basic setting. It includes information on the leaders and abilities of the factions (new abilities gained as you move up in a faction) as well as their base of operations and ways of roleplaying a member. Additionally, each faction has a rumours section which can be used as a jump start to further adventures and all in all, the information contained is excellent.
However, the scan does need to be redone. Although readable, it is somewhat pixelated in some places. Some of the pages scanned in show the edge of the page as it was torn out of the original book which can be a little distracting, since this is a scan though it is understandable that it was going to look perfect.
All in all, I would recommend this product if you want more information on the main factions and can see your way past the imperfections of the scan.
[4 of 5 Stars!]