Works of Alfred Thayer Mahan

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This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Sony Reader and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of Contents Admiral Farragut (1892) From Sail to Steam (1907) The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883) The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890) The Interest of America in Sea Power (1897) Lessons of the War With Spain and Other Articles (1899) The Life of Nelson (1897) The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence (1913) Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 (1905) Story of the War in South Africa (1900) Types of Naval Officers (1901) Appendix: Alfred Thayer Mahan Biography

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The greatest U.S. military historian and one of the most influential of all nineteenth-century historians, Alfred Thayer Mahan was the son of an instructor at West Point. The younger Mahan, however, attended Annapolis and embarked on a naval career seeing duty in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico against the Confederacy. He taught briefly at Annapolis, but spent most of his academic career at the newly founded Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he eventually served as president. His lectures at the college formed the basis for his two major works, "The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660--1783," published in 1890, and "The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793--1812," published two years later. These works attributed the dominance of Great Britain in world politics during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to its invincible navy. His ideas were picked up by Theodore Roosevelt in the United States, by Admiral von Tirpitz in Germany, and by Admiral Togo in Japan, and used to justify the building of large U.S., German, and Japanese fleets. Indeed, Mahan was assigned some of the blame for the naval race before World War I. Mahan wrote other books on sea power as well as biographies of Horatio Nelson and David Farragut. He was a founder of the Navy League and fought throughout his life for a Panama Canal.

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