Switzerland is a remarkable country, half of whose territory lies in the Alps. This is the history of one Swiss alpine village. Raising cattle and making cheese brought modest wealth to its struggling peasants until a destructive Napoleonic invasion brought revolution and poverty. Well-being was slowly restored by a democratic unification of Switzerland. The Alps took on a romantic tourist glow in the Edwardian age and after the disruptions of two world wars the highland farmers and guest house keeps began to prosper.
The book is published by Ohio University Press and Swallow Press.
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I purchased this book because I recently discovered my Swiss heritage. I listened to this book before bed most nights and helped me fall asleep quickly. Not saying it was boring but easy to fade in and out of and come back to. The time line was impressive and didn't stick to just one era.
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