Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery / Edition 2

Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery / Edition 2

by Paul M. Kennedy
     
 

First published in 1976, this book is the first detailed examination of the history of British sea power since A.T. Mahan's classic The Influence of Sea Power on History, published in 1890. In analyzing the reasons for the rise and fall of Great Britain as a predominant maritime nation in the period from the Tudors to the present day, Professor Kennedy sets

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First published in 1976, this book is the first detailed examination of the history of British sea power since A.T. Mahan's classic The Influence of Sea Power on History, published in 1890. In analyzing the reasons for the rise and fall of Great Britain as a predominant maritime nation in the period from the Tudors to the present day, Professor Kennedy sets the Royal Navy within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategical considerations.

To this new paperback edition the author has added a new introduction that brings the discussion of naval power up to date, with special emphasis on today’s enormous U.S. Navy as the prime contemporary example of the use of naval forces to wield global influence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591023746
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
405
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.34(h) x 1.01(d)

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