The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Alfred Thayer Mahan
     
 

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Inspiring the imagination of politicians, the writings of Alfred Thayer Mahan laid the foundation for the emergence of the global superpower the United States is today. When it was first published in 1890, it was intended as a detailed history of the critical and positive impact of naval power in the growth of states. At the time, this was clearly indicated by the

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Inspiring the imagination of politicians, the writings of Alfred Thayer Mahan laid the foundation for the emergence of the global superpower the United States is today. When it was first published in 1890, it was intended as a detailed history of the critical and positive impact of naval power in the growth of states. At the time, this was clearly indicated by the British Royal Navy, but The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783, soon served as the catalyst for the transformation of the United States’ small force of outmoded ships into a mighty modern fleet.

About the Author:
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born in West Point, New York, in 1840 and died in 1914, just before the fleets he had helped to create clashed in the First World War. He was educated at the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating second in his class in 1859, just in time to serve as an officer in the Union Navy during the Civil War that broke out two years later. In 1884, he became first a lecturer and then president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760754993
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/11/2004
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
billcstf04 More than 1 year ago
It is hard to write a short non-scholarly review of Admiral Mahan's master work which to this day influences US and NATO doctrine. It is a fascinating analisis of a critical historical period and led to major changes in the naval doctrines of all the major powers before WWI. Interestingly India's adoption of a "blue water" navy concept shows his influence on today's events. Bill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even knowing i havent read the book it looks neat and interesting. Plus the cover seems to have the heavy frigate u.s.constitution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a classic that is just as valid today as it was when articulated. Its thesis underlies much US foreign policy for the past 100+ years. Few expositions have survived the test of that much time.
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