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The influence of sea power upon history, 1660-1783 / by Alfred Thayer Mahan ; introduction by Louis M. Hacker.

; Hacker, Louis M. (Louis Morton), 1899-1987
1st American century series ed.. New York : Hill and Wang, 1957.
ISBN 9780809000104, 0809000105

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Other Authors Hacker, Louis M. 1899-1987.
Subjects Batailles navales.
Canada -- Histoire -- 1739-1763.
Europe -- Histoire -- 1648-1789.
Europe -- History -- 1648-1789.
États-Unis -- Histoire -- 1775-1783 (Révolution)
Naval history.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
United States.
Series American century series.
Description xiii, 495 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes Includes index.
Summary Though technological advances over the last century have revolutionized warfare, The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 remains a classic text on the history, strategy, and comprehension of commercial and military command of the high seas. The first president of the U.S. Naval War College, Alfred Thayer Mahan demonstrates through historical examples that the rise and fall of sea power and the wealth of nations have always been linked with commercial and military command of the sea. Mahan describes successful naval strategies employed in the past--from Greek and Roman times through the Napoleonic Wars--with an intense focus on England's rise as a sea power in the eighteenth century. This book provides not only an overview of naval tactics but also a lucid exposition of geographic, economic, and social factors governing the maintenance of sea power. -- This description applies to the Hardcover edition.
Contents INTRODUCTORY -- CHAPTER I. Discussion of the Elements of Sea Power -- CHAPTER II. State of Europe in 1660. -- Second Anglo-Dutch War, 1665-1667. -- Sea Battles of Lowestoft and of the Four Days -- CHAPTER III. War of England and France in Alliance against the United Provinces, 1672-1674. -- Finally, of France against Combined Europe, 1674-1678. -- Sea Battles of Solebay, the Texel, and Stromboli -- CHAPTER IV. English Revolution. -- War of the League of Augsburg, 1688-1697. -- Sea Battles of Beachy Head and La Hougue -- CHAPTER V. War of the Spanish Succession, 1702-1713. -- Sea Battle Of Malaga -- CHAPTER VI. The Regency in France. -- Alberoni in Spain. -- Policies of Walpole and Fleuri. -- War of the Polish Succession. -- English Contraband Trade in Spanish America. -- Great Britain declares War against Spain. -- 1715-1739 -- CHAPTER VII. War between Great Britain and Spain, 1739. -- War of the Austrian Succession, 1740. -- France joins Spain against Great Britain, 1744. -- Sea Battles of Matthews, Anson, and Hawke. -- Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle, 1748 -- CHAPTER VIII. Seven Years' War, 1756-1763. -- England's Overwhelming Power and Conquests on the Seas, in North America, Europe, and East and West Indies. -- Sea Battles: Byng off Minorca; Hawke and Conflans; Pocock and D'Ache ́in East Indies -- CHAPTER IX. Course of Events from the Peace of Paris to 1778. -- Maritime War Consequent upon the American Revolution. -- Sea Battle off Ushant -- CHAPTER X. Maritime War in North America and West Indies, 1778-1781. -- Its Influence upon the Course of the American Revolution. -- Fleet Actions off Grenada, Dominica, and Chesapeake Bay -- CHAPTER XI. Maritime War in Europe, 1779-1782 -- CHAPTER XII. Events in the East Indies, 1778-1781. -- Suffren sails from Brest for India, 1781. -- His Brilliant Naval Campaign in the Indian Seas, 1782, 1783 -- CHAPTER XIII. Events in the West Indies after the Surrender of Yorktown. -- Encounters of De Grasse with Hood. -- The Sea Battle of the Saints. -- 1781-1782 -- CHAPTER XIV. Critical Discussion of the Maritime War of 1778.
Genre History.
Geographic Area Europe
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1879002
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Mahan, A. T. 1840-1914.
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