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  Learn more about John Keegan in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
John Keegan (born 1934) is an English military historian specializing in 20th-century wars.
Keegan was born in Clapham, the son of Irish Catholics.
Keegan is admired for his ability to go beyond the traditional content of military history in search of a deeper understanding of war.
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  John Keegan
John Keegan, writer, poet and storyteller, was born in Killeaney near the village of Shanahoe in Co. Laois (then Queen’s County) in 1816 in the home of his uncle, Thomas Moloney, a local hedge-school teacher, with whom his parents lived.
Keegan was educated by his uncle who established a school in the sacristy of Shanahoe chapel around 1822 prior to the erection of a school in the village in 1830.
John Keegan was a native of Ossory, in the Queen’s County, a place fruitful in germs of poetic genius amongst the peasant class.
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 John Keegan
John Keegan, writer, poet and storyteller, was born in Killeaney near the village of Shanahoe in Co. Laois (then Queen’s County) in 1816 in the home of his uncle, Thomas Moloney, a local hedge-school teacher, with whom his parents lived.
Keegan was educated by his uncle who established a school in the sacristy of Shanahoe chapel around 1822 prior to the erection of a school in the village in 1830.
John Keegan was a native of Ossory, in the Queen’s County, a place fruitful in germs of poetic genius amongst the peasant class.
www.iolfree.ie /~johnkeegan/biography.html   (2208 words)

 John Keegan Military Author
John Keegan was for many years senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and has been a fellow at Princeton University and a professor of history at Vassar College.
Keegan looks at Churchill's speeches, which are some of the greatest examples of English oratory, and identifies his ability to communicate his own idea of an English past as the source of Churchill's greatness.
John Keegan's innovative approach to the invasion of Normandy correctly observes that the invasion, while colossal, was merely the beginning of a series of furious battles in northern France, and Keegan accordingly tackles not only the actions of June 6, 1944, but the subsequent Normandy campaigns by five Allied nations and their German opponents.
www.militaryreadinglist.com /authors/K/john-keegan.htm   (925 words)

 Review 'The First World War' by John Keegan : Pif No.29 - October 1999
Keegan refers to the first Geneva Convention's (1864) concordant grant of immunity to medical personnel and its weak limitation on the destructiveness of some weapons as evidence of Europe's increasing interdependence and common goodwill.
Keegan's early embrace of the sociopolitical power structure of Europe from 1890 through 1920 remains throughout his account of the development and implementation of modern military science and technology.
Keegan depicts the senselessness of the situation best when he writes, "When [the Kaiser] alone might have put brakes to the inexorable progression of the Schlieffen Plan, [the Kaiser] found he did not understand the machinery he was supposed to control, panicked and let a piece of paper determine events."
www.pifmagazine.com /vol29/b_j_keegan.shtml   (1135 words)

 Amazon.fr : The Iraq War: Livres en anglais: John Keegan,Simon Vance   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
John Keegan is recognized as one of the top military writers of his day, having authored comprehensive analyses of both World Wars and other significant historical events.
Keegan presents Saddam as a brutal thug who is also possessed of a powerful and vicious political savvy, and charts his growth from Ba'ath Party muscleman to ruler of Iraq.
Keegan divides his account of the campaign itself into "American" and "British" chapters, and he praises the skill of the planners and commanders of both armed forces.
www.amazon.fr /Iraq-War-John-Keegan/dp/0786127775   (658 words)

 Amazon.fr : The First World War: Livres en anglais: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Keegan applies this same "cock-up" theory of history to the rest of the war, principally the three great disasters at Gallipoli, the Somme, and Passchendaele.
The generals didn't send all those troops to their deaths deliberately, Keegan argues; they did it out of incompetence and ineptitude, and because they had no idea of what was actually going on at the front.
The war was unnecessary, Keegan writes, because the train of events that led to it could have been derailed at any time, "had prudence or common goodwill found a voice." And it was tragic, consigning 10 million to their graves, destroying "the benevolent and optimistic culture" of Europe and sowing the seeds of WWII.
www.amazon.fr /First-World-War-John-Keegan/dp/0375400524   (657 words)

 Lancette feature17 John Keegan - Lancettte Journal of the Arts
Keegan does not fit the picture despite teaching military history for 25 years at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
From that period Keegan remembers what it was like for a 10-year-old to watch the mobilization of US troops for D-Day.
Keegan, who spent two years in a Jesuit school, Wimbledon College, prior to entering Oxford, once said somewhere that "A civilized man is someone who has discovered something more satisfying than combat.
www.lancetteer.ca /feature17_sir_john_keegan.htm   (1542 words)

 John Keegan - My Favorite Author
John Keegan was knighted in the Millennium honours and is still not quite used to the idea.
Keegan had been there for a quarter of a century, was himself over 50 and felt he still had a lot more `proper' books in him.
Keegan: I don't think it's so much the material achievements of Islam which were considerable in their day - which is so important to them as the true belief - the word of God.
www.bemyastrologer.com /john_keegan.html   (3743 words)

 John Keegan and the Grand Tradition of Trashing Clausewitz
Keegan's Clausewitz, heavily discussed in the author's widely reviewed A History of Warfare (1993),*8 is a narrow-minded regimental officer who typifies the Frederician tradition of Cadavergehorsam, unthinking obedience to savage discipline.
A clear implication of Keegan's narrowly cultural argument would seem to be that, since war is a traditional behavior pursued by identifiable cultural groups, the way to eliminate war is to eliminate its traditional practitioners.
John Keegan, a creative and insightful historian, would be able to see further—and, in fact, to help us all see further—if only he were willing to stand upon the shoulders of giants.
www.clausewitz.com /CWZHOME/Keegan/KEEGWHOL.htm   (7916 words)

 John Keegan - Succes
John Keegan, a defense editor of The Daily Telegraph, London, wrote the following column.
Keegan is the author of many books on military history, including Six Armies in Normandy (1982, reissued with a new introduction, 1994), The Second World War (1989), and The Face of Battle (1976).
John Keegan was for many years professor of history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (Great Britain), the equivalent of America's West Point Academy.
www.arcaini.com /America/JohnKeeganSuccess.htm   (848 words)

 Keegan,John Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
/KEEGAN JOHN The acclaimed author of The Face of Battle examines centures of conflict in a variety of diverse societies and cultures.
In this incisive analysis of generals, John Keegan examines the meaning of heroism as represented by Alexander the Great, Wellington, Grant, and Hitler, and argues that generalship, like warfare itself, is a cultural activity that has, through the years, required a change in the very nature of leadership.
Guided by this central insight, preeminent military history John Keegan takes readers on a tour of every major fortification and scene of battle on the continent, from the arrival of the Europeans in the 16th century to the final defeat of the...
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Keegan,John   (1164 words)

 John Keegan's "The Face of Battle"
Not so with John Keegan, a staid historian and scientific soul if ever there was one, but a guy who might have been a thriller writer in a former life.
Keegan brings his careful eye to a trio of distinct battles: knights, Napoleon, and the No-man's-land of the Somme are the critical players in this book.
Keegan, however, really puts you inside the head of an infantryman who might have stood on that slaughter-yard.
www.combatsim.com /review.php?id=210   (1814 words)

 John Keegan: ZoomInfo Business People Information
John Keegan was educated at King's College, Taunton, Wimbledon College, and Balliol College, Oxford, of which he is an Honorary Fellow.
Normandy in Memory - June 26: John Keegan examines the changing perception of the Normandy invasion in the historical memories of the participating nations.Expert Commentary NORMANDY: 1944 was developed by Britannica's editors in consultation with several prominent experts in military history, such as John Keegan and Ronald Drez.
Keegan is a former senior lecturer on military history at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, and current defense editor of the Daily Telegraph in London.
www.zoominfo.com /people/Keegan_John_11788380.aspx   (563 words)

 'The First World War' by John Keegan
There are so many great battles to be described, however, that John Keegan devotes only about a dozen pages of his history to the opening struggle in the East.
Keegan writes that the Germans, following the fatally flawed Schlieffen Plan, expected that a quick victory in France would be followed by a protracted struggle in the vast spaces of Russia.
Keegan has a convincing explanation of why the slaughter was so great and why neither side could gain much advantage in the West: Rapid-fire weapons gave nearly unbeatable advantage to entrenched troops.
www.post-gazette.com /books/reviews/19990829review315.asp   (641 words)

 FIRST THINGS: On the Square » Blog Archive » John Keegan, the eminent
Thursday, October 20, 2005, 12:10 PM John Keegan, the eminent historian of warfare, writes that the trial of Saddam Hussein poses difficult questions of law and morality.
Keegan writes: “In 1945, the Allies, confronted by the difficulty of trying Hitler, were forced in effect to make up a whole new body of law in order to prepare the Nuremberg Indictment.
Keegan, writing in the New York Sun, ends up on the limp note that the man in the street thought the defendants at Nuremberg got what they deserved and we can hope that the same judgment of “the street” will vindicate the trial, conviction, and possible execution of Saddam and his henchmen.
www.firstthings.com /onthesquare/?p=46   (600 words)

John Keegan is the Defence Editor of the Daily Telegraph and Britain’s foremost military historian.
John Keegan, whose many books, including classic histories of the two world wars, have confirmed him as the premier miltary historian of our time, here presents a masterly look at the value and limitations of intelligence in the conduct of war.
John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays.
www.randomhouse.com /vintage/catalog/results_author.pperl?authorid=15269   (546 words)

 Fields of Battle Review - John Keegan
John Keegan contends the geography of North America affected the course of the continent’s military history in a wholly exceptional manner.
Keegan begins with an introduction/explanation concerning the origin of his fascination and appreciation of Americans and their past.
Actually, many of Keegan’s judgments will not meet with universal approval by many historians, but professionals of all stripes are wont to challenge one another as a matter of course.
www.enotes.com /salem-lit/fields-battle   (280 words)

 John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
With expert insight, keegan dissects each battle, discussin the tactics and stategies necessary for offensive and defensive maneuvers, the role of commanders, and the operational routines and reactions of the average sailor.
Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.
Keegan, author of the landmark book The Face of Battle, is without doubt one of our greatest military historians, and here his analytical powers and skilled writing are on full display.
militarybooks.tripod.com /htmlAuthors/johnkeegan.htm   (644 words)

 Amazon.com: The First World War: Books: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
John Keegan' "The First World War" is one of those rare books which combine the thoroughly researched descriptions of history, technology and means of warfare with nuances of psychology and mystery of the Great War.
Keegan starts with the overview of diplomatic positions of the Great powers involved in the war (although his analysis of origins is on his own admission is just a summary of prior work), then proceeds to the breakout of the conflict.
Keegan's narrative is focused on the military efforts and strategies employed by both the Central Powers and the Allies, late in the war to include the United States.
www.amazon.com /First-World-War-John-Keegan/dp/0375700455   (2905 words)

 City of Peoria, Arizona - Mayor John Keegan
In the legislature, John Keegan chaired the Criminal Justice Appropriations Subcommittee and was Vice Chair of the Judiciary Committee.
Keegan is a life member of the National Eagle Scout Association, the National Rifle Association and the American Legion.
John Keegan is married to Lisa Graham Keegan.
www.peoriaaz.com /mayorF.htm   (497 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Mask of Command: Books: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
John Keegan is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors, and with good reason.
Keegan's Face of Battle is one of my favorite books, indeed one of the finest works on the human dimension of war in print.
Keegan's discussion of leadership never penetrates to the heart of the matter; he surprisingly fails to uncover the criticality of sustaining trust between leader and led and the problems that arise when trust erodes.
www.amazon.ca /Mask-Command-John-Keegan/dp/0712665269   (1314 words)

 Houston's Clear Thinkers: John Keegan's perspective on Iraq
John Keegan is England's foremost military historian and, for many years, was the Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
Professor Keegan recently wrote this op-ed in the London Telegraph in which he places current events regarding the war in Iraq in historical perspective:
What monopolises the headlines and prime time television at the moment is news from Iraq on the activity of small, localised minorities struggling to entrench themselves before full peace is imposed and an effective state structure is restored.
blog.kir.com /archives/2004/06/john_keegans_pe.asp   (720 words)

 Dr Kerry John Keegan, Chiropractor 60 Fire Island Ave. , Babylon Village, New York 11702 (516)661-7305
A vigorous and active lifestyle has caused him to suffer with many of the same complaints his patients have felt, and he is sympathetic to all his patients needs as a result.
Keegan maintains a holistic family practice, based on professional care and concern for the patient.
Dr. Keegan has practiced nationally and internationally, where he learned a number of adjunct therapies to augment patient recovery.
www.babylonvillage.com /dr.keegan.htm   (435 words)

 A Real War Expert
Keegan, perhaps the world's authority on men at war, took a simple and methodical approach to judging the war in Iraq for the Daily Telegraph of London.
Keegan is the defense editor for the Telegraph and his column appears in newspapers around the world.
As a reader of Keegan's books, I'd have been concerned if he was as pessimistic about the military effort in Iraq as the media and supposedly expert critics are in the United States.
weeklystandard.com /Content/Public/Articles/000/000/002/479skgvx.asp   (565 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: First World War, by John Keegan, Paperback, 1 VINTAGE
Keegan, the best popular military historian of our time, has chronicled the four-year cataclysm of World War I with his customary mixture of incisive analysis and compassionate commentary.
Keegan decribes the theaters of operations, the complex personalities, and the poltics in enough detail to understand the terrible conflict.
Keegan does a great job providing the background events leading up to the war as well as a detailed history of the war's first 2 years.
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 John Keegan at AllExperts
Sir John Keegan (born 1934) is an English military historian.
Keegan was a senior lecturer of military history at the Royal Military Academy, and also had worked at Princeton University and Vassar College.
Despite being a military historian and lecturer, Keegan, due to childhood illness, has himself never been in the military or seen combat, an irony he discusses in the introduction of a number of his works.
en.allexperts.com /e/j/jo/john_keegan.htm   (511 words)

 The Iraq War by John Keegan: Reviews
Above all, Keegan has a knack for crystallizing the motivations and mind-sets of key players and how they clash.
Keegan in particular demonstrates the U.S. mastery of mechanized maneuver war, but underplays the problems of control and pacification that have been making headlines since.
But Keegan overdoes it, providing much more information about Iraqi politics of an earlier era than the average reader needs to know.
www.metacritic.com /books/authors/keeganjohn/iraqwar   (310 words)

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