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Mahan on Naval Warfare: Selections from the Writings of Rear Admiral Alfred T. Mahan

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Over 40 articles cover naval principles, sea power in history and naval and national policies. Wide-ranging coverage of strategic positions, principles of naval administration, growth of British sea power, The Battle of Trafalgar, the moral aspect of war, motives for naval power, and much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams.

Synopsis:

Fascinating selections from the writings of 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.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I NAVAL PRINCIPLES

1. THE VALUE OF HISTORICAL STUDY

2. "THEORETICAL" versus "PRACTICAL" TRAINING"

  A Historical Instance

  What is Practical?

3. ELEMENTS OF SEA POWER

4. "DEFINITION OF TERMS : STRATEGY, TACTICS, LOGISTICS"

5. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES

  Central Position

  Interior Lines

  Communications

  Concentration

6. STRATEGIC POSITIONS

  I. Situation

  II. Military Strength

  III. Resources

7. STRATEGIC LINES

  Communications

  Importance of Sea Communications

8. OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS

9. THE VALUE OF THE DEFENSIVE

10. COMMERCE DESTROYING AND BLOCKADE

  Command of the Sea Decisive

11. STRATEGIC FEATURES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE CARIBBEAN

12. PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ADMINISTRATION

  Opposing Elements

  The British Systems

  The United States System

13. The Military Rule of Obedience

14. PREPAREDNESS FOR NAVAL WAR

PART II SEA POWER IN HISTORY

15. A NATION EXHAUSTED BY ISOLATION

  France under Louis XIV

16. THE GROWTH OF BRITISH SEA POWER

  "England after the Peace of Utrecht, 1715"

17. RESULTS OF THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR

18. EIGHTEENTH CENTURY FORMALISM IN NAVAL TACTICS

19. THE NEW TACTICS

  "Rodney and De Guichen, April 17, 1780"

20. SEA POWER IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

  Graves and De Grasse off the Chesapeake

21. THE FRENCH NAVY DEMORALIZED BY THE REVOLUTION

22. "HOWE'S VICTORY OF JUNE 1, 1794"

23. NELSON'S STRATEGY AT COPENHAGEN

24. ENGLAND'S FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

25. THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

  "The Nelson Touch"

  The Battle

  Commerce Warfare after Trafalgar

26. GENERAL STRATEGY OF THE WAR OF 1812

  Results of the Northern Campaign

27. LESSONS OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN

  "The Possibilities of a "Fleet in Being"

28. THE SANTIAGO BLOCKADE

29. "FLEET IN BEING" AND "FORTRESS FLEET"

  The Port Arthur Squadron in the Russo-Japanese War

  Divided Forces

30. ROZHESTVENSKY AT TSUSHIMA

PART III NAVAL AND NATIONAL POLICIES

31. EXPANSION AND OVER-SEA BASES

  The Annexation of Hawaii

32. APPLICATION OF THE MONROE DOCTRINE

  Anglo-American Community of Interests

33. CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN

34. OUR INTERESTS IN THE PACIFIC

35. THE GERMAN STATE AND ITS MENACE

  The Bulwark of British Sea Power

36. ADVANTAGES OF INSULAR POSITION

  Great Britain and the Continental Powers

37. BEARING OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS ON NAVAL POLICY AND STRATEGY

38. SEIZURE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AT SEA

39. THE MORAL ASPECT OF WAR

40. THE PRACTICAL ASPECT OF WAR

41. MOTIVES FOR NAVAL POWER

APPENDIX

  CHRONOLOGICAL OUTLINE

  ACADEMIC HONORS

  PUBLISHED WORKS

  UNCOLLECTED ESSAYS

  REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486407296
Other:
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Author:
Mahan, A. T.
Author:
Mahan, Alfred Thayer
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, New York
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Naval art and science
Subject:
Sea-power
Subject:
Naval strategy
Subject:
Naval battles
Subject:
Military history
Subject:
Naval history
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.95 lb

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