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    The war went on

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 18/07/2016

    » One of the annoying things about wars is that they don't all end when they are supposed to. After Yorktown, the American Revolution dragged on for two years. The Battle of New Orleans in 1815 was fought after the War of 1812 was officially over.


    Dirty money

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 23/09/2016

    » Money laundering is an international crime with global authorities hard-put to stop it. Police-thriller novelists find it grist for their mills. Money laundering is largely done through retail shops (honest) and casinos (not so honest). Shoppers are unaware of it, not so gamblers.


    Food for thought

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 05/01/2018

    » A corporal motorcycle courier on the Western Front during World War I, Hitler fancied himself the German Napoleon Bonaparte. While he had good political instincts, a military genius he was not. Still, he had several first-rate strategists and tacticians on his staff.


    A delightful sequel

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 08/10/2012

    » Sequels are commonplace, but not necessarily by the same authors. They are penned shortly after the original becomes popular, or long afterwards. Alexander Dumas waited two decades before his follow-up to The Three Musketeers. More than one writer had been tapped to pick up where Alistair Maclean and Ian Fleming left off.

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