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Aaron N. Tubbs

Dragon chaser.

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John McPhee’s La Place De La Concorde Suisse may be somewhat dated, but was a fascinating journey into Swiss culture, with specific regard to the Swiss Army. In the short book, I learned more about the fabled military force than I imagined I would, and I have to say I now find the Swiss both fascinating and terrifying. My favorite dialogue, paraphrased, went something like “who is checking where the mortars are aimed?” “They’re they Swiss Army.” A nice two-hour page turner that, despite its nonfiction nature, holds the attention, its only failings come in its rather lackluster attempt to “follow the life” of a few characters. 7/10.