John Keegan

Petworth Library

John Keegan

John Keegan (1934-2012) was one of the foremost military historians of the 20th century.  Born on the eve of World War II, he taught at the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and worked as a reporter for the The Telegraph newspaper. 

For more information, here is a transcript of an interview with Keegan on National Public Radio and an obituary from the Washington Post.  Keegan is best known for books such as:

Six Armies in NormandyMask of Command
The Illustrated Face of Battle
Six Armies in NormandyMask of CommandIllustrated Face of Battle

Petworth Library has a display of these and other books by John Keegan.