Skip to comments.Sir John Keegan - RIP
Posted on 08/03/2012 5:16:17 AM PDT by C19fan
He had been on the teaching staff of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, for 25 years in 1986 when Max Hastings announced his recruitment to the paper the day he took over the editors chair. Keegan proved an unrivalled asset as the Soviet empire crumbled and collapsed, the government demanded a peace dividend in the form of cutbacks to the Armed Forces and a series of military actions flared up in the Middle East and the Balkans.
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RIP to one of the best military historians I’ve ever read.
Oh wow, I didn’t know this. I have read many of his books and they were always some of the most interesting and informative. RIP.
RIP Sir John.
I have his book Atlas of World War II. Great for statistics.
RIP, Sir John. He was one of my favorite historians. His “Wars of North America” was part biography, part travelogue, part history, and a paen to the United States. It became one of my favorite books. He’ll be missed.
He will certainly be missed. He would have to be my favorite military historian. His books on WW I and WW II are both extremely good.
My introduction to Sir John Keegan was the accidental acquisition of a copy of "The Face of Battle." All these years later it remains one of my favorite military history books, one that was not only educational but written in a way that made the reading of it a pleasurable experience.
I'll bloody well second that.
A very special man.
Sir John is the standard by whick ALL Historians should be judged.
In 2006, Pres. Bush invited me to the White House for a “sit down” with some other historians, including Victor Davis Hanson and John Keegan. Keegan was in a wheelchair at that point, and not too conversive. Too bad, for in his prime he would have had great analysis for the President.
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