Mahan on Naval Warface: Selections from the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan

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Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect of war, motives for naval power, and much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams.

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Overview

Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect of war, motives for naval power, and much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486407296
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Series: Dover Maritime Series
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,314,765
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
PART I NAVAL PRINCIPLES
1. THE VALUE OF HISTORICAL STUDY
2. "THEORETICAL" versus "PRACTICAL" TRAINING"
  A Historical Instance
  What is Practical?
3. ELEMENTS OF SEA POWER
4. "DEFINITION OF TERMS : STRATEGY, TACTICS, LOGISTICS"
5. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
  Central Position
  Interior Lines
  Communications
  Concentration
6. STRATEGIC POSITIONS
  I. Situation
  II. Military Strength
  III. Resources
7. STRATEGIC LINES
  Communications
  Importance of Sea Communications
8. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS
9. THE VALUE OF THE DEFENSIVE
10. COMMERCE DESTROYING AND BLOCKADE
  Command of the Sea Decisive
11. STRATEGIC FEATURES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN
12. PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ADMINISTRATION
  Opposing Elements
  The British Systems
  The United States System
13. The Military Rule of Obedience
14. PREPAREDNESS FOR NAVAL WAR
PART II SEA POWER IN HISTORY
15. A NATION EXHAUSTED BY ISOLATION
  France under Louis XIV
16. THE GROWTH OF BRITISH SEA POWER
  "England after the Peace of Utrecht, 1715"
17. RESULTS OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR
18. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FORMALISM IN NAVAL TACTICS
19. THE NEW TACTICS
  "Rodney and De Guichen, April 17, 1780"
20. SEA POWER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
  Graves and De Grasse off the Chesapeake
21. THE FRENCH NAVY DEMORALIZED BY THE REVOLUTION
22. "HOWE'S VICTORY OF JUNE 1, 1794"
23. NELSON'S STRATEGY AT COPENHAGEN
24. ENGLAND'S FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
25. THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR
  "The Nelson Touch"
  The Battle
  Commerce Warfare after Trafalgar
26. GENERAL STRATEGY OF THE WAR OF 1812
  Results of the Northern Campaign
27. LESSONS OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN
  "The Possibilities of a "Fleet in Being"
28. THE SANTIAGO BLOCKADE
29. "FLEET IN BEING" AND "FORTRESS FLEET"
  The Port Arthur Squadron in the Russo-Japanese War
  Divided Forces
30. ROZHESTVENSKY AT TSUSHIMA
PART III NAVAL AND NATIONAL POLICIES
31. EXPANSION AND OVER-SEA BASES
  The Annexation of Hawaii
32. APPLICATION OF THE MONROE DOCTRINE
  Anglo-American Community of Interests
33. CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN
34. OUR INTERESTS IN THE PACIFIC
35. THE GERMAN STATE AND ITS MENACE
  The Bulwark of British Sea Power
36. ADVANTAGES OF INSULAR POSITION
  Great Britain and the Continental Powers
37. BEARING OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON NAVAL POLICY AND STRATEGY
38. SEIZURE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AT SEA
39. THE MORAL ASPECT OF WAR
40. THE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF WAR
41. MOTIVES FOR NAVAL POWER
APPENDIX
  CHRONOLOGICAL OUTLINE
  ACADEMIC HONORS
  PUBLISHED WORKS
  UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS
  REFERENCES
INDEX
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