Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Now that's a story

Michael Yon mentions the real story behind Rudyard Kipling's "The Man who would be King," in his first posting from Afghanistan. It turns out that the novel was based on the true story of an American Jew named Josiah Harlan, who actually did manage to get himself made a prince if not a king. His descendents are apparently around today and had the title "Prince of Ghor.” that really is better, not only than what I could make up, but what Rudyard Kipling could make up.

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