The Influence of Sea Power Upon History
Capt. Mahan''s classic treatise on naval warfare and how its effective deployment changed the course of history. Featured are: the English and French wars against the Netherlands (1665-1667, 1672-1674, 1674-1678); War of the League of Augsburg (1688-1697); War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1713); War of the Polish Succession; War of Jenkins'' Ear (1715-1739); War of the Austrian Succession (1740); Seven Years'' War (1756-1763);American Revolution; European wars (1779-1782) and naval engagements in the East and West Indies (1778-1783). [please see Table of Contents for more detail]
Originally published in 1890, this work was the primary motivation for a massive upgrade of the United States Navy under the direction of Theodore Roosevelt (a competent naval historian in his own right).
This masterfully crafted eBook is a faithful and unabridged presentation of the original first edition, including the author''s footnotes. It is fully-searchable and fully-printable. (403pp, 3.06 Mb)
History of Sea Power one of contest between nations, therefore largely military Permanence of the teachings of history Unsettled condition of modern naval opinion Contrasts between historical classes of war-ships Essential distinction between weather and lee gage Analogous to other offensive and defensive positions Consequent effect upon naval policy Lessons of history apply especially to strategy Less obviously to tactics, but still applicable Naval strategic combinations surer now than formerly Wide scope of naval strategy