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August 7, 2012

Sir. John Keegan 1934 – 2012


He was a master of the personal voice, but in such a way that was never chatty or self-indulgent.
It never seemed to bother him that his unapologetic pro-Americanism, support for the idea of the Vietnam and Iraqi wars, and general British conservatism might imperil his literary career — perhaps because he judged rightly that his historical acumen, innate humanity, fairness toward historical figures, and above-the-fray temperament made him exempt from ideological vendettas. --Victor Hanson, Remembering the Dead, from Selma

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