Books: Something for the Gulls

RANDALL AND THE RIVER OF TIME (341 pp.)—C.S. Forester—Little, Brown ($3).

On page 5 of Randall and the River of Time, the hero stands, in the year 1917, at the crossing of two trenches in France, and wonders which way to go. At that point Hero Charles Randall and Author C. S. Forester make their big mistake: the hero turns left. Had he turned right, Randall would have been neatly dispatched in a German raid on a British strongpoint. Author Forester, whose Captain Horatio Hornblower is one of the best historical romances in the...

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