Books John Keegan Books by John Keegan John Keegan has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about John Keegan British military historian John Keegan chronicled the history of warfare from Alexander the Great to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He died Thursday at age 78. Jerry Bauer/Random House hide caption toggle caption Jerry Bauer/Random House Obituaries Fresh Air Remembers Military Historian John Keegan Fresh Air August 7, 2012 Keegan spent his life studying war, but he never fought in one and described himself as more or less a pacifist. The British military historian, who died last week at age 78, chronicled the history of warfare from Alexander the Great to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Fresh Air Remembers Military Historian John Keegan Listen · 10:45 10:45 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/158367338/158368118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript New In Paperback 'Tea Biscuit Fiction,' Behind The NBA, The Conservation Revolution, And More December 9, 2010 An amateur orchestra helps an English village transcend WWII in Alexander McCall Smith's latest novel, while in nonfiction, a popular ESPN columnist takes on the NBA, an English military historian revisits the Civil War, and a journalist confronts species loss around the world.