The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783
By (author) A. T. Mahan
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Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 by A. T. Mahan
Book DescriptionFirst published over a century ago, this classic text on the history and tactics of naval warfare had a profound effect on the training of officers and the deployment of naval resources around the globe. It continues to be a primary reference for naval students and historians. The book presents the argument that, despite great changes and scientific advances in naval weaponry, certain principles of naval strategy remain constant. Beginning in the time of Alexander the Great, those nations with strong commercial and military command of the seas were the nations of greatest strength, wealth, and power. Though the determinants of military supremacy and the global balance of power have changed due to tremendous advances in technology, the principles and strategies discussed in the book remain creditable. The extensive presentation of the history of high-seas navigation alone makes this book an invaluable resource, as it has been credited with stimulating the growth of modern navies in leading countries of the world. Mahan demonstrates through historical examples that the rise and fall of sea power and the wealth of nations have always been linked with commercial and military command of the sea. Mahan describes successful naval strategies employed in the past -- from Greek and Roman times to the Napoleonic Wars -- with an intense focus on England's rise as a sea power in the eighteenth century. This book provides not only an overview of naval tactics but also a lucid exposition of geographic, economic, and social factors governing the maintenance of sea power.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781589801554
(230mm x 155mm x 54mm)
Imprint: Pelican Publishing Co
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author A. T. Mahan
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A detailed discussion of British and French naval strategies used during the French Revolution, first published in 1893.
Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783, Paperback (December 2010)
One of the most influential published works on naval strategy which analyses British naval domination, first published in 1890.
Major Operations of the Navies in the Wars of American Independence, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by A. T. Mahan
Brings to the fore the importance of the often ferocious engagements in the struggle for mastery of the sea, on the outcome of which hung the prospects of an Empire and the very course of history.
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