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Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy

Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy
With Some Account of the Conditions of Naval Warfare

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  • Date Published: February 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026239

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  • Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) was an American naval officer, considered one of the most important naval strategists of the nineteenth century. In 1885 he was appointed Lecturer in Naval History and Tactics at the US Naval War College, and served as President of the institution between 1886 and 1889. This book, first published in 1901, contains detailed comparative biographies of six leading British admirals from the late eighteenth century including Sir James Saumarez and Sir Edward Pellew. Mahan illustrates the marked differences in professional manner by pairing the biographies of the admirals, highlighting the contrasts between his subjects' command styles and tactics. Mahan also clearly demonstrates the marked and dramatic changes in British naval warfare during the late eighteenth century through the achievements and capabilities of the six admirals. This influential study provides fascinating insights into a key period of British naval history.

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026239
    • length: 538 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introductory. Conditions of naval warfare at the beginning of the eighteenth century
    2. Progress of naval warfare during the eighteenth century. Hawke: the spirit
    3. Progress of naval warfare during the eighteenth century (continued). Rodney: the form
    4. Howe: the general officer, as tactician
    5. Jervis: the general officer, as disciplinarian and strategist
    6. Saumarez: the fleet officer and division commander
    7. Pellew: the frigate captain and partisan officer
    Index.

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    Alfred Thayer Mahan

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