Written a long time ago by the incomparable John McPhee...for the Swiss a reminder of the military service we all had to do and how it interacted with our civilian lives for the... Read morePublished 6 days ago by J. T. Barbey
You will never view the Swiss Alpine meadows the same. Wonderfully informative and entertaining.Published 3 months ago by Phee R.
Pros: Entertaining, informative, short in length
Cons: Non-technical, superfluous use of language and words, didn't tell me as much as I wanted to know about Swiss... Read more
Amusing description of a peaceful landscape dotted with people's army just in the middle of Europe.
Switzerland moved along sice those times but Its description still stands... Read more
Excellent read, as is everything else he's written. This one written 30 years ago; needed it to replace copy I gave to a Swiss guest.Published 10 months ago by Paul D. Ephraim
This book was first an entertaining and informative read. I feel like I understand Switzerland's unique place in the world much better. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Roger Q. Callaway
The book gave an interesting view of the Swiss army and how it has influenced the country and defended it through the centuries.Published 15 months ago by Roland E Burgess
I have been a McPhee fan for years. I haven't read them all, yet, but I will. This one is particularly enjoyable.Published 15 months ago by G. M. Davis
This book is funny and insightful, and witty, as one would expect from John McPhee. However, a fairly large percentage of the jokes have punch lines that are French words or... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Geekless in NC