Photo: Blair researching article titled "SAC-B52" for the Saturday Evening Post, 1958.
In 1965 Blair left Curtis Publishing to become a free-lance author. He specialized in military history, including a number of books about submarines and the Korean War. He also wrote several novels and a biography of James Earl Ray. Along with his wife, Joan, he wrote a book about the early life of John F. Kennedy and his most recent work is a two-volume study of German U-boats during World War II. Blair died December 16, 1998.