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  • John Keegan - RIP

    Noted military historian John Keegan died in London yesterday.

    Many of us have read his work.

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    The passing of a great writer with a unique insight.

    I've enjoyed reading many of his books.

    Sir John Keegan
    So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.

    Aldous Huxley: Ends and Means (1937)

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    • #3
      A very important author IMO. I've seen his material referenced in the works of many others which probably says something about his work.

      RIP Sir John.
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      • #4
        I just recommended his WW I..........
        Lance W.

        Peace through superior firepower.

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        • #5
          Sad to hear him go but he certainly lived a fine and full life, as much as any of us can ask for. I like just about of all of his work, he was not withput flaws, but a damn sight better than most. The Face of Battle was the first hardcover book I ever bought, and it still retains pride of place on my shelf.
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          • #6
            RIP Mr. Keegan.

            I truly enjoyed your books. Especially The Face of Battle and The Mask of Command.
            "The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

            Homer


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            • #7
              I studied under his mentor at Sandhurst, Gunther Rothenberg, when I was at Purdue. He had interesting stories about John.
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              • #8
                Rest in peace, John.
                "I have never known a combat soldier who did not show a residue of war." --Sergeant Ed Stewart, 84th Division, US Army, WWII

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