Books: Nit-Picnic

COME WITH ME TO MACEDONIA (344 pp.)—Leonard Drohan—Knopf ($3.95).

A nitpicker is "an incompetent supervisor who generally knows little or nothing about what he is reviewing, but feels that, in order to appear deserving of his position, he ought to criticize something." Having stated this definition. Author Leonard Drohan sets out to harpoon the nit of wit among civil servants and middleweight army brass at a Government bureau, a task about as difficult as shooting a whale in a swimming pool. But Drohan, who has worked in the U.S. civil service off and on...

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