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Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914)

Mahan, Alfred Thayer. A distinguished American naval officer and writer on naval history; born at West Point, NY, Sept. 27, 1840; died Dec. 1, 1914. He served in the Civil War and was president of the Naval War College, Newport, in 1886–89 and 1890–93. His chief work, ‘Influence of Sea Power upon History’ (1890), with its continuation, ‘Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire’ (1892), gave him a worldwide reputation. He published also: ‘The Gulf and Inland Waters’ (1883); ‘Life of Admiral Farragut’ (1892); ‘The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future’ (1897), a compilation of his magazine articles; ‘Life of Nelson’ (1897); ‘From Sail to Steam’ (1907): ‘Naval Strategy’ (1911); ‘Armaments and Arbitration’ (1912). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).