Author:Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Alfred Thayer Mahan

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)

Works about Mahan[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1927, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.