Thursday, August 2, 2012

John Keegan has died

The Telegraph is reporting that historian John Keegan has died.

Keegan is known for a number of seminal works, although perhaps the most famous is The Face of Battle.

He specialized in the human dimension of war, with particular attention to the experience of the common soldier. It's very easy to get carried away with the generals and the strategy when you are a wargamer, so reading Keegan was a good way to keep things in perspective.

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