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La Place de la Concorde Suisse

McPhee, John

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ISBN 10: 0374182418 / ISBN 13: 9780374182410
Published by U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1984
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Title: La Place de la Concorde Suisse

Publisher: U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition.

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La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.
La Place de la Concorde Suisse is John McPhee's rich, journalistic study of the Swiss Army's role in Swiss society. The Swiss Army is so quietly efficient at the art of war that the Isrealis carefully patterned their own military on the Swiss model.

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"McPhee, in showing us as many aspects of the Swiss Army as their famous knife has blades, has produced one of his books."--Edmund Fuller, "The Wall Street Journal"

"The Swiss have avoided fighting a war for almost 500 years. To preserve that enviable record of peace, they maintain one of the world's largest armies, on a per capita basis. This paradox . . . is the core of McPhee's engaging La Place de la Concorde Suisse."Jack Schnedler, "Chicago Sun-Times"

"Delightful . . . What McPhee saw and learned he writes about with his inimitable light touch."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "The New York Times"

"'Switzerland does not have an army, ' says one of John McPhee's informants in La Place de la Concorde Suisse. 'Switzerland is an army' . . . McPhee put his reader inside Switzerland with elegance and insight."--Jonathan Steinberg, "The New York Times Book Review"

McPhee, in showing us as many aspects of the Swiss Army as their famous knife has blades, has produced one of his books. "Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal"

The Swiss have avoided fighting a war for almost 500 years. To preserve that enviable record of peace, they maintain one of the world's largest armies, on a per capita basis. This paradox . . . is the core of McPhee's engaging La Place de la Concorde Suisse. "Jack Schnedler, Chicago SunTimes"

Delightful . . . What McPhee saw and learned he writes about with his inimitable light touch. "Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times"

'Switzerland does not have an army, ' says one of John McPhee's informants in La Place de la Concorde Suisse. 'Switzerland is an army' . . . McPhee put his reader inside Switzerland with elegance and insight. "Jonathan Steinberg, The New York Times Book Review""

McPhee, in showing us as many aspects of the Swiss Army as their famous knife has blades, has produced one of his books. Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

The Swiss have avoided fighting a war for almost 500 years. To preserve that enviable record of peace, they maintain one of the world's largest armies, on a per capita basis. This paradox . . . is the core of McPhee's engaging La Place de la Concorde Suisse. Jack Schnedler, Chicago SunTimes

Delightful . . . What McPhee saw and learned he writes about with his inimitable light touch. Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

'Switzerland does not have an army, ' says one of John McPhee's informants in La Place de la Concorde Suisse. 'Switzerland is an army' . . . McPhee put his reader inside Switzerland with elegance and insight. Jonathan Steinberg, The New York Times Book Review

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"McPhee, in showing us as many aspects of the Swiss Army as their famous knife has blades, has produced one of his books." --Edmund Fuller, The Wall Street Journal

"The Swiss have avoided fighting a war for almost 500 years. To preserve that enviable record of peace, they maintain one of the world's largest armies, on a per capita basis. This paradox . . . is the core of McPhee's engaging La Place de la Concorde Suisse." --Jack Schnedler, Chicago SunTimes

"Delightful . . . What McPhee saw and learned he writes about with his inimitable light touch." --Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"'Switzerland does not have an army, ' says one of John McPhee's informants in La Place de la Concorde Suisse. 'Switzerland is an army' . . . McPhee put his reader inside Switzerland with elegance and insight." --Jonathan Steinberg, The New York Times Book Review

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