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The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812. Vol. II

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Length: 334 pages8 hours

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When Admiral Mahan passed away in 1914, his ideas and thoughts lived on in his writings, which spanned the naval strategy of his own times and the lessons learnt from history. They are still read today at the modern naval academies and the ideas permeate the teachings at Annapolis. A flag officer in the U.S. Navy who fought during the American civil war for the Union forces, his works have gained a fame that makes him the foremost of the naval historians of the late 1800’s.
As a continuation of his hugely admired and influential work, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783, Admiral Mahan drew his considerable skill and critical eye to the naval operations of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. As the conflict raged on land between the continental powers and France, Britain and the Royal Navy remained off the coast to provide a constant threat to French ambitions. Mahan draws the threads of the conflict together with his customary style and attention to detail to divine the methods and actions that led to the dominance of the Royal Navy during the period.
This second volume covers the period from the Peace of Amiens in 1802 to the advent of Napoleon’s Russian campaign after which the conflict was borne on land almost exclusively due to the ultimate success of the Royal Navy.
Author – Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan [27.09.2010 – 01.12.1914]
Text taken, whole and complete, from the second edition published in 1894, Boston, by Little Brown
Original Page Count – xix and 428 pages.
Illustrations — 3 maps and plans.

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