In the early 20th century, India was still a frontier to the Westerner and a struggle for the native. Mix into this stew the Irish revolution and a man named Bull Dog McLaughlin. Add a dash of spice with the then new technologies—the airplane and the machine gun—and top it all with a quest for Alexander the Great's lost scrolls, and the result is an irresistibly good yarn.
G.B. Trudeau's "Doonesbury" has tracked and explored forty years of American culture through six wars and eight presidential administrations.