Tuesday, April 13, 2004

The Man Who Would Be King

The Man Who Would Be King, the 1975 movie (based on Rudyard Kipling's novel), starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine, is one of my favorites of all time.

Now an English writer, Ben Macintyre, suggests that Kipling's work was based on the life of an American adventurer in Afghanistan. NPR has the audio report. He also got involved in camel-breeding in the American West.

LEFT: Book cover, The Man Who Would Be King: The First American in Afghanistan.


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