The Influence of Sea Power Upon History

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History

The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, by Alfred Thayer Mahan

This monumental text addresses the importance of both military and commercial fleets in the success of a nation in war and peacetime. Today, Alfred T. Mahan’s work is considered the most important work on naval strategy in history. It is part of the Naval Strategy Collection within Military Strategy Anthology. Arguably the most important aspect of a military is the strength of its navy. This collection features naval strategy in history. This anthology is ideal for individuals interested in military strategy, the art of war, military history, Napoleon, Sun Tzu, Caesar, Alexander, Gustavus Adolphus, Mahan, Robert E. Lee and World War I.

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A master of warfare must always remain a student of war. Knowledge is the one key element, beyond technology and manpower, that will determine a commander’s success in strategy. Natural genius must be cultivated with the study of the success and failures of past warriors. This one-of-a-kind anthology contains over 125 historical works of military strategy and tactics through the ages. Discover monumental texts like Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” and Napoleon’s “Maxims of War.” Engage your mind with many unique books, articles and images of military history.

More about the Creator:

  • Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called “the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century.” His concept of “sea power” was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact; it was most famously presented in The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 (1890). The concept had an enormous influence in shaping the strategic thought of navies across the world, especially in the United States, Germany, Japan and Britain, ultimately causing a European naval arms race in the 1890s, which included the United States. His ideas still permeate the U.S. Navy Doctrine.

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