Secret numbered Swiss banks accounts are the stuff of which cocktail conversations, headlines, and thrillers are made. However Cubans, Hungarians and various other exiles can attest that you don't have to be a mafioso to find a Swiss account useful. Harry Browne is generally regarded as a kook, but his How You Can Profit From the Coming Devaluation (1970) and You Can Profit From a Monetary Crisis (1974) proved to be timely and on the mark. This is likely to be greeted with the same derision and also become a best-seller. Starting with the premise that anything can happen and often does, Browne advises the individual not to keep all his eggs in one basket, be it the US or any other country. He describes how Swiss accounts have offered protection in the past, suggests why they should do so in the future, and shows the reader how to open one. He provides addresses, telephone numbers, the names of bankers, as well as a description of the offered services and their costs. Of course, the legality and illegality of all of this is discussed, but in the end Browne leaves probity and the risk of a secret account (illegal) up to the reader and his needs. Unthinkable as it may seem that an American should need this advice--that is, be anxious about the country's future--the book is thorough and, on its own terms, worth consideration.