The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence

London : S. Low, Marston
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The author states in his introduction that his aim in issuing this volume is "to bring home to American readers the vast extent of the struggle to which our own declaration of independence was but the prelude...."
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About the author

Alfred Thayer Mahan was born on September 27, 1840 at West Point, New York, where his father was a professor of Civil and Military Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1859 and embarked on a nearly 40-year naval career seeing duty in the South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico against the Confederacy. He taught briefly at Annapolis, but spent most of his academic career at the newly founded Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, where he eventually served as president. He wrote twenty books during his lifetime including The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783; The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812; The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future; The Life of Nelson; and The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence. He died on December 1, 1914.

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Publisher
London : S. Low, Marston
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Published on
Dec 31, 1913
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Pages
280
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English
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