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John Keegan (1) [1934–2012]

This page covers the author of The First World War.

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John Keegan, May 15, 1934 - August 2, 2012 John Keegan was born in London, England on May 15, 1934. He received a degree in history from Balliol College, Oxford in 1953. After graduation, he went to the United States on a grant to study the Civil War. When he returned to London, he wrote political reports for the United States Embassy and in 1960 was appointed as a lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England, a post he held for 25 years. During this time he also held visiting professorships at Princeton University and Vassar College. In 1997, he began working for the Daily Telegraph as a defense correspondent and then military affairs editor. He also contributed to the American website National Review Online. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 20 books about military history, the majority of which focus on warfare from the 14th to the 21st centuries. His works included Barbarossa: Invasion of Russia, The Face of Battle, A History of Warfare, Who Was Who in World War II, The Second World War, The American Civil War, The Mask of Command, and The Iraq War. He was knighted in 2000. He died on August 2, 2012 at age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography)
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The First World War 2,830 copies, 37 reviews
The Face of Battle 2,506 copies, 24 reviews
A History of Warfare 2,208 copies, 17 reviews
The Second World War 1,227 copies, 11 reviews
The Mask of Command 1,075 copies, 10 reviews
Atlas of the Second World War 484 copies, 2 reviews
Winston Churchill 437 copies, 7 reviews
The Penguin Book of War 385 copies, 1 review
The Iraq War 307 copies, 5 reviews
Churchill's Generals (Editor) 262 copies, 1 review
Waffen SS, The Asphalt Soldiers 140 copies, 1 review
The Illustrated Face of Battle 69 copies, 1 review
Guderian 42 copies, 1 review
Dien Bien Phu 41 copies
Rundstedt 34 copies, 1 review
World Armies 11 copies
Anzio 1 copy
The 39 Steps (Editor, some editions) 4,778 copies, 168 reviews
The Gathering Storm (Introduction, some editions) 2,101 copies, 16 reviews
Their Finest Hour (Introduction, some editions) 1,759 copies, 16 reviews
The Grand Alliance (Introduction, some editions) 1,513 copies, 14 reviews
The Hinge of Fate (Introduction, some editions) 1,437 copies, 14 reviews
Triumph and Tragedy (Introduction, some editions) 1,368 copies, 16 reviews
Closing the Ring (Introduction, some editions) 1,364 copies, 14 reviews
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (Introduction, some editions) 516 copies, 3 reviews
This is Berlin. Reporting from Nazi Germany 1938-40 (Introduction, some editions) 149 copies, 1 review
I Wish I'd Been There, Book Two: European History (Contributor) 135 copies, 4 reviews
Victory at Any Cost: The Genius of Viet Nam's Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap (Foreword, some editions) 50 copies, 1 review
First World War (some editions) 48 copies, 1 review
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1996 (Author "The View From Kitty Hawk") 21 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 1998 (Author "How Hitler Could Have Won in 1941") 14 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Winter 1993 (Author "The Parameters of Warfare" and "The Most-Fought-Over City") 13 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 1999 (Author "The Breaking of Armies") 10 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2003 (Author "Nelson's Pursuit of Napoleon") 6 copies
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Autumn 2009 (Author "Reinventing the Battlefield") 5 copies

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Sir John Keegan is a famed British military historian, lecturer, writer, and journalist who has published more than 20 books on combats between the 14th and 21st centuries, especially World War II. He was born in London to a family of Irish Catholic extraction. The long-term effects of a serious illness made him unfit for military service, and the timing of his birth made him too young to serve in World War II, as he mentions ironically in his work, given his profession and interest. Following his graduation from Oxford, he worked for a few years at the American Embassy in London. In 1960 he was appointed to a lectureship in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, the training establishment for officers of the British Army. Holding the post for 26 years, he became senior lecturer in military history. During this period, he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University and was Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar College. In 1986, Keegan joined the Daily Telegraph as a defence correspondent and rose to become defence editor, also writing for the American conservative website National Review Online. In 1998 he wrote and presented the BBC's Reith Lectures, entitled "War in our World." Many of his books are bestsellers.

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