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Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was an American naval officer, considered one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century. In 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and became President of the institution between 1886-1889. These volumes, first published in 1893, contain Mahan's detailed analysis of British and French naval strategy during the French Revolution, defined as lasting between 1793-1812. Mahan recounts chronologically the major naval battles and campaigns between Britain and France and their allies, analysing the different naval strategies used and discussing Britain's successful naval tactics. Mahan was the first naval strategist to explore the importance of controlling and protecting commercial shipping and preventing blockades of ports during warfare, tactics which he fully explores using historical examples from the French Revolution in these volumes. Volume 2 covers the period 1801-1812.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)|
Table of Contents
12. Events on the Continent, 1798-1800; 13. Events of 1801; 14. Outline of events from the signature of the preliminaries to the rupture of the Peace of Amiens; 15. The Trafalgar campaign to the Spanish declaration of war. May, 1803-Dec, 1804; 16. The Trafalgar campaign concluded. January-October, 1805; 17. The warfare against commerce during the French Revolution and Empire, to the Berlin Decree. 1793-1806; 18. The warfare against commerce, 1806-1812; 19. Summary. The function of sea power and the policy of Great Britain in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars; Index.