John Keegan, the prolific and renowned British military historian, died Aug. 2 in his home in England at age 78. Keegan wrote two dozen books of military history, many of which dealt with various aspects of World War II. But he also wrote about the American Civil War, the Iraq War, Agincourt, Waterloo, and World War I. His 1993 work, A History of Warfare, is considered a classic of its genre.
Keegan taught at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst (England’s West Point) from 1960-85. He then went to work for the London Telegraph as its defense correspondent. His last book, The American Civil War, was published in 2009.