Mahan On Naval Warfare

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Editor: Courier Corporation
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Fascinating compendium of writings by great naval theorist. Fundamental principles of sea power, analysis of naval history, thoughts on policies and prospects for the future, much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams. Index.

Mahan And Corbett On Maritime Strategy

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Alfred Thayer Mahan and Sir Julian Corbett are viewed in many circles as the fathers of sea power theory and maritime theory. They opportunely published their writings during the zenith of British power, which was built primarily upon the British Navy. As Mahan published his writings nearly 20 years earlier than Corbett, his writings began as the more popular and influential of the two. One could summarize Mahan's theory as the concentration of a nation's fleet in order to seek out and destroy the enemy fleet in a decisive naval battle. Corbett's theory, on the other hand, could be summarized as "either to secure the command of the sea or to prevent the enemy from securing it." (Corbett, 91) Corbett continues by specifying that, "command of the sea, therefore, means nothing but the control of maritime communications [or sea lines of communication (SLOCs)], whether for commercial or military purposes." (Corbett, 94) While their theories are by no means polar opposites, discussion continues to this day as to the best employment of a nation's navy. While Mahan's theory that winning naval battles might be the quickest path to achieving one's goal of command of the sea, as history shows, it is simply one method of achieving that objective. By examining Mahan's and Corbett's theories, the American Revolution, the Russo-Japanese War, and World War II, one can assert that the foremost purpose of sea power is in fact to secure the sea lines of communication, not winning naval battles.

The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author: A. T. Mahan
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486131025
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DIVInfluential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans. /div

Mahan On Naval Strategy

Author: Alfred Mahan
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612518192
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This book makes a valuable and original contribution to the study of strategic thinking of one of the greatest naval theoreticians of all time. Rather than taking one of Mahan’s many works and reprinting it, this volume offers a unique collection of articles and chapters from many books by Mahan, selected to capture the whole range of his thinking. With these key selections, readers have a single, convenient reference to help them toward a full understanding of Mahan’s logic and thinking.

The Influence Of History On Mahan John B Hattendorf Naval War College Historical Monograph Series

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Naval Strategy Compared And Contrasted With The Principles And Practice Of Military Operations On Land

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Sea Power And The American Revolution

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
Editor: Fireship Press
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The Historian Who Changed the Way Naval Battles Were Fought In 1859 Alfred Thayer Mahan graduated second in his class from the U.S. Naval Academy. Unfortunately, he hated the smoky, steam-driven, ships of his time, and longed for the days of square-rigged sailing vessels. Making matters worse, when he eventually got command, he was terrible at it. HIs ships had this unnerving tendency to... well... run into things-other ships, piers, and so forth. In 1885 he was appointed to the Naval War College to teach naval history and tactics, and his true calling emerged. He might have been a terrible ship commander, but he was an absolute genius as a naval historian and theoretician. HIs books were avidly read by naval officers the world over. They shaped the way modern navies would be organized-and, more importantly, revolutionized the way ships would fight. Now, for the first time, Mahan's principal works-along with his autobiography-are brought together in a single collection. The Mahan Nautical History Series FROM SAIL TO STEAM: Recollections of a Naval Life SEA POWER AND WORLD HISTORY: 1660-1783 SEA POWER AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: 1775-1783 SEA POWER AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: 1793-1812 SEA POWER AND THE WAR OF 1812 - Volumes I and II

The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History 1660 1783

Author: Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Consider by scholars as the single most influential book in naval strategy, Alfred Thayer Mahan's "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1660-1783)", is a history of naval warfare and sea power during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that would have a profound influence on the world in the early part of the twentieth century. Mahan published "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1660-1783)" while he was President of the US Naval War College. In it he examines what factors lead to supremacy of the seas, focusing heavily on how Britain rose to Imperial dominance through the development of its navy. The book contains numerous descriptions of a series of European and American wars and how naval power was used in each. After the publication of this work the policies outlined in it would soon be adopted by the major military powers of the time ultimately causing the naval arms race of World War I. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

The American Way Of War

Author: Russell Frank Weigley
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253280299
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"... a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required." —History "A particularly timely account." —Kansas City Times "It reads easily but is not a popularized history... nor does the book become a history of battles.... Weigley's analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and useful." —Perspective

Admirals Of The New Steel Navy

Author: James C. Bradford
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612512593
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This collection of essays examines the lives of thirteen naval officers whose careers had lasting effects on the evolution of American naval traditions.