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Bright Review, website for the writer Christopher Othen, went live in September 2009. It contains information about Christopher's book on the Spanish Civil War, 'FRANCO'S INTERNATIONAL BRIGADES: ADVENTURERS, FASCISTS, AND CHRISTIAN CRUSADERS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR' (amazon.co.uk or amazon.com) and articles on heists, history, wars etc. Articles were uploaded on the following dates:


06.09.15 NEW

Katanga Book - September 2015 (my second book is available in hardback and as an ebook)

14.04.15 NEW

Franco's International Brigades Available as eBook (you can now read my book about the Spanish Civil War on your Kindle)

03.06.14

The Last Flight of the Albertina (the mysterious death of UN chief Dag Hammarskjöld)

21.04.14

In Search of Dominique Borella (the life and death of an old school French mercenary)

08.03.14

The Assassination of Stepan Bandera (an investigation into the murder of a controversial Ukrainian exile in Munich)

19.02.14

Don't Bury Me Alone (back in the Polish cafe with three more non-fiction classics)

25.01.14

Self-Inflicted Wounds (how to drink hot chocolate in a Polish cafe and come up with four must-read non-fiction books)

27.08.13

A Short History of Russian Roulette in Australia (probably the first and only time the suicidal gun game was played for money)

18.08.12

Katanga Wants You (I'm writing a book about the Congo 1960-63 and you can help)

14.04.12

The Day of the Mkhedrioni (the Mafia militia group that shaped post-communist Georgia and the man who led it)

04.12.11

A Kidnapping in Poland (the still unsolved abduction of Bohdan Piasecki, the son of Communist Poland's richest man)

23.06.11

The Man Who Invented Russian Roulette (the life and times of Georges Surdez, the best pulp writer you've never heard about)

03.03.11

Mercenaries, Guns, and Witch Doctors (the wars that ripped apart the Congo in the 1960s, and an appeal for help in researching the period)

11.11.10

Whiter Than White (the story of Andre Stander, apartheid-era South African policeman turned bank robber)

09.11.09

Sewer Rats (the 1976 robbery of the Societe General branch in Nice, France's biggest ever bank job)

03.10.09

Urga, February 1921 (the bloody attempt by Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg to build a Buddhist empire, starting with Mongolia)

26.09.09

What We Do Is Secret (a history of Darby Crash and The Germs, LA's strangest punk band)

14.09.09

Armed Tourists (a guide to 'Franco's International Brigades')

Black Sheep (a bibliographic guide to bad seeds in the British aristocracy and creative classes)



Articles are occasionally altered for style or content after their initial upload. If you have further information or comments on any article e-mail brightreview@aol.com. London-based publishers Hurst & Co, the American wing of Oxford University Press, and Spanish language publishers Destino of Barcelona may pass on letters and parcels but I wouldn't bank on it.




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