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A Story Of Midnight Terrorvia
Any Man I Love — Dies!
Also featuring Don’t Let Love Destroy You! (A Doctor Looks At Sex), The Gringo Who Slayed ‘Em — Both Ways (Any Man’s Way — Any Girl’s Bed), and Mau Mau! (Why Kenya’s Terror Flames Again)
Also Hitler Is Alive! and Treasure In Israel!
I hate not knowing what story this cover is illustrating. If you know, please tell me.
[UPDATE] Jim writes to inform us:
It illustrates part of the Harold Lamb novelette “The Road to Kandahar.” I just read it a few days ago. It takes place in 1619 in the middle east. The story follows a warrior turned physician who travels to Kandahar. He joins with Moguls who become allies with a Pathan tribe who attack a Persian camp outside Kandahar. A princess he encounters in Kandahar turns out to be a Persian spy. The leader of Kandahar disguises himself and poses as a prophet to extract gold from the Pathans. The cover appears to depict the surprise attack on the Persians by the Mogol and Pathan forces that averts the takeover of Kandahar. I was struck by the similarity of the places and tribes to the continuing strife in the middle east today.
The “Road to Kandahar” is included in a collection of Harold Lamb stories called Swords from the Desert published in 2009. He infuses the story with cultural, geographic, and tribal details. I read that Harold Lamb served in the OSS during WW II and later was an advisor to the State Department suggesting that he had extensive knowledge of the area. I wonder how the U.S. policy toward the middle east might be different if it were informed by such history of tribes that have been at war for 400 years.