Friday, August 3, 2012

Sir John Keegan 1934-2012

Sir John Keegan has died.

Within a matter of days, two of the greatest writers of the age have passed away. Keegan joins Gore Vidal on the obituary pages; and while their styles of writing and subject matter couldn't have been more different, their politics were surprisingly similar. Keegan was a pacifist and Gore had a great deal more military service, serving as a warrant officer in the Navy. How's that for a summer surprise?

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