Salt Winds and Gobi Dust was a collection of short stories by Col. John W. Thomason Jr. who is the namesake of our Special Collections department. The short stories were inspired by his time spent in China and Central America.
The top image is a draft of the cover artwork that would be used in the 1st edition of Salt Winds and Gobi Dust. You can compare it to the final cover below it.
Notice any big changes?