John Keegan

John Desmond Patrick Keegan is Delmas Distinguished Professor of History at Vassar in Fall 1997. He was a Fellow of Princeton University in 1984 and Lecturer in Military History at Cambridge, 1986-87. From 1960-1986 he was Senior Lecturer in Military History at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Since 1986 he has been Defense Editor of The Daily Telegraph. He was awarded the OBE in the Gulf War honours list, 1991. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Doctor of Laws of the University of New Brunswick. He is a Visitor of Hugh Sexey's Hospital, Bruton, and is a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial and Heritage Lottery Funds. He will be the BBC Reith Lecturer for 1998.


Event Summary

Wednesday, November 5.
8:00 p.m. Webb Center, North Cafeteria
President's History Lecture: "A British Retrospective on the Second World War: The Political and Social Consequences"

Thursday, November 6.
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Webb Center, Bookstore
Book signing by John Keegan.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Old Dominion University Library

Thursday, November 6.
World Affairs Council and Town-n-Gown Dinner Reception from 6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Speech at 8:00 p.m. "Anglo-American Cooperation in War and Peace in the Twentieth Century"


John Keegan's Recommended Reading List

for World War Two

Bielenberg, Christabel. The Past is Myself, 1988. Norton. (ODU Library has 1971 edition: D811.5.B477 1971)

Blair, Clay. Hitler's U-Boat War, 1997. Random House, Inc. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Burnett, Correlli. The Desert Generals, 1983. Indiana University Press. (ODU Library: D736.B37 1961)

Churkov, V. The Beginning of the Road, 1983. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Erickson, John. The Road to Berlin, 1983. Westview Press. (ODU Library: D764.E737 1983)

Erickson, John. The Road to Stalingrad, 1975. Westview Press. (ODU Library: D764.E74)

Horne, Alistair. To Lose a Battle: France 1940, 1969. Little, Brown. (ODU Library: D761.H6)

Howard, M. The Mediterranean in the Second World War, 1968. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Keegan, John. Six Armies in Normandy, 1994. Viking Penguin. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Lamb, Richard. War in Italy, 1943-1945: A Brutal Story, 1992. Da Capo Press, Inc. (ODU Library has 1994 edition: D763.I8L35 1994)

Milward, Alan S. The German Economy at War, 1965. University of London, Athlone Press. (ODU Library: HC286.4.M47)

Newby, F. Life and War in the Appenines, 1983. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Padfield, Peter. War Beneath the Sea: Submarine Conflict During World War II, 1995. John Wiley. (ODU Library: D780.P33 1995)

Spector, Ronald. Eagle Against the Sun, 1984. Free Press (N.Y.) (ODU Library: D767.S69 1985)

Taylor, Telford. The Breaking Wave, 1967. Simon & Schuster. (ODU Library: D756.5.B7T3)

Terkel, Studs. The Good War, 1984. Pantheon Books. (ODU Library: D811.A2T45 1984)

Trevor-Roper, H. R. The Last Days of Hitler, 1948. Arden Library. (ODU Library: DD247.H5T7)

Vassiltchikov, Marie. The Berlin Diaries, 1991. Alfred A.Knopf. (ODU Library has 1987 edition: D811.5.V38 1987)

Welchman, Gordon. The Hut Six Story, 1982. The McGraw-Hill Companies. (Not currently owned by the ODU Library)

Wilmot, Chester. The Struggle for Europe, 1952. Harper. (ODU Library: D743.W53 1952)


Book Signing

Barnes and Noble, the University Bookstore, is dedicating a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of John Keegan's books to the Friends of the Old Dominion University Library. The following titles will be available for purchase:  


Books by John Keegan

in the Old Dominion University Library