This file includes: Admiral Farragut, From Sail to Steam, The gulf and Inland Waters, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, The Interest of America in Sea Power, Lessons of the War With Spain and Other Articles, The Life of Nelson, The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence, Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812, Story of the War in South Africa, and Types of Naval Officers. According to Wikipedia: "Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and educator. His ideas on the importance of sea power influenced navies around the world, and helped prompt naval buildups before World War I. Several ships were named USS Mahan, including the lead vessel of a class of destroyers. His research into naval history led to his most important work, The Influence of Seapower Upon History, 1660-1783, published in 1890."