Author:Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Alfred Thayer Mahan
A United States Navy officer, geostrategist, and educator. His ideas on the importance of sea power influenced navies around the world, and helped prompt naval buildups before World War I.
Alfred Thayer Mahan


  • The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883)
  • The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 (1890)
  • The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812 (1892)
  • Admiral Farragut (1892)
  • The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain (1897)
  • The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future (1897)
  • Lessons of the War with Spain, and Other Articles (1899)
  • The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies (1900)
  • Story of the War in South Africa 1899-1900 (1900)
  • Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy (1901)
  • Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 (1905)
  • Naval Administration and Warfare: Some General Principles, with Other Essays (1908)
  • The Harvest Within: Thoughts on the Life of the Christian (1909)
  • Naval Strategy: Compared and Contrasted with the Principles and Practice of Military Operations on Land (1911)
  • Armaments and Arbitration; or, The Place of Force in the International Relations of States (1912)
  • The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence (1913)
  • The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1805 (abridged ed, 1980)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1914, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 99 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.