The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783

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by A. T. Mahan
     
 

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Originally published in 1898. PREFACE: The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history. Historians generally have been unfamiliar with the conditions of the sea, having as to it neither special interest nor special knowledge;… See more details below

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Originally published in 1898. PREFACE: The definite object proposed in this work is an examination of the general history of Europe and America with particular reference to the effect of sea power upon the course of that history. Historians generally have been unfamiliar with the conditions of the sea, having as to it neither special interest nor special knowledge; and the profound determining influence of maritime strength upon great issues has consequently been overlooked. The period embraced is from 1660, when the sailingship era, with its distinctive features, had fairly begun, to 1783, the end of the American Revolution. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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ISBN-13:
9781446548271
Publisher:
Read Books Ltd.
Publication date:
04/16/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
628
File size:
3 MB

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