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  Mahan, Alfred Thayer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mahan: Evangelist of Seapower, by Margaret Tuttle Sprout, pp 111-138.
Alfred Thayer Mahan: The Naval Historian, by Philip A. Crowl, pp 444-477.
Alfred Thayer Mahan and the Geopolitcs of Asia.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan - KBismarck.com Naval Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840, December 1, 1914) was an American naval officer and naval historian whose writings profoundly influenced U.S. naval strategy.
Mahan continued to write on naval history and strategy for the rest of his life.
Mahan's theories have continued to dominate strategic thinking within the U.S. Navy, although the aircraft carrier has replaced the battleship as the primary warship of the fleet.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
ALFRED THAYER MAHAN (1840-), American naval officer and historian, was born on the 27th of September 1840 at West Point, New York..
His father, Dennis Hart Mahan (1802-1871) was a professor in the military academy, and the author of textbooks on civil and military engineering.
The son graduated at the naval academy in 1859, became lieutenant in 1861, served on the "Congress," and on the "Pocahontas," "Seminole," and "James Adger" during the Civil War, and was instructor at the naval academy for a year.
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 NWC Review, Summer 2001: Sumida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Third, Mahan was convinced that the transformation of naval materiel by radical technological change had not eliminated tactical and strategic uncertainty from the conduct of war, and that the improvement of executive ability through the rigorous study of history should therefore be the basis of naval officer education.
Mahan’s two accounts of these campaigns demonstrate that he possessed considerable knowledge of the special characteristics of “brown water” fighting, appreciated the necessity of connecting the activity of land and naval forces, and recognized that the success of joint operations had been a major contributor to the ultimate Union victory.
Alfred Thayer Mahan’s first publication, in 1879, was an essay on naval education in which he attacked what he regarded as the overemphasis on technical subjects and called for much greater attention to the study of what amounted to the liberal arts.
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 §28. Alfred Thayer Mahan. XV. Later Historians. Vol. 17. Later National Literature, Part II. The Cambridge History ...
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840–1914) graduated at the Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1859, served the usual course at sea, and was ordered to duty at the Naval War College shortly after it was established in 1885.
Rear-Admiral Mahan is the best example we have had in the United States of a man who wrote history successfully for propaganda.
While Mahan was a scholarly historian, he cannot be pronounced a man of research.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commissioned as a Lieutenant in 1861, Mahan served the Union in the American Civil War as an officer on Congress, Pocahontas, and James Adger, and as an instructor at the Naval Academy.
The books' premise was that in the contests between France and England in the 18th century, domination of the sea via naval power was the deciding factor in the outcome, and therefore, that control of seaborne commerce was critical to domination in war.
Mahan's influence sowed the seeds for events such as the naval portion of the Spanish-American War and the battles of Tsushima, Jutland and the Atlantic.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born on Sept. 27, 1840.
Mahan retired in 1896, but during the Spanish-American War he was called to serve on the Naval War Board, an informal advisory body to the secretary of the Navy.
Mahan's major influence came from his association with such politicians as John Hay, Henry Cabot Lodge, and Theodore Roosevelt, all of whom were committed to American imperial expansion.
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 TheHistoryNet | American History | Alfred Thayer Mahan: The Reluctant Seaman
Mahan enjoyed studying human emotions and expressions, but as the Pocahontas's deck officer that day, he should have been watching the direction in which his ship was drifting.
Mahan's effectiveness as a teacher of seamanship proved to be as questionable as his own ability to handle a ship; he later recalled the "humiliation" and "bad luck" of having to teach subjects such as knotting, which he considered unworthy of his time.
Mahan, who rated himself intellectually superior to almost everyone, was not well liked by his students, and during his 13 months in Newport, he rapidly began to dislike his chosen profession.
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 Mahan, Alfred Thayer - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
MAHAN, ALFRED THAYER [Mahan, Alfred Thayer], 1840-1914, U.S. naval officer and historian, b.
In these he argued that naval power was the key to success in international politics; the nation that controlled the seas held the decisive factor in modern warfare.
Mahan's work appeared at a time when the nations of Europe and Japan were engaged in a fiercely competitive arms race.
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 ComingAnarchy.com » Blog Archive » Mahan vs. Corbett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) and his book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783 (1890) have had a huge impact on naval military thinking.
A quick overview of the difference between Mahan and Corbett: Mahan thought that the Navy was the most important part of the military and should be central to all planning; that absolute control of the sea was imperative; and that the bigger the ships you had the better.
Mahan was writing for the American public, advocating a better funded Navy (which he was a part of), appealing for the US naval power to mirror that of Britain.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born in West Point, New York, educated at the U.S. Naval Academy and served as a Union naval officer during the Civil War.
Mahan served twice as president of the college, 1886 to 1889 and 1892 to 1893.
In 1850, Oberlin's faculty demanded that Mahan change his views and ways.  Mahan chose to resign his position.  With several Oberlin students and a handful of faculty members, Mahan established Cleveland University in 1850.  Due to a lack of...
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 Editor's Corner | Two if by Sea
Whatever the precise measure of Mahan’s influence on the American imperialist thrust at the turn of the century, he cannot be shown to be responsible for the movement to modernize and expand the Navy.
Mahan’s great-nation sea power thesis of 1890, of course, fit in well with these developments, and the author as a career officer clearly was interested in a strong navy, but his influence can be most convincingly demonstrated in providing a conceptual focus for the big navy advocates already at work.
Mahan did have an impact on the debate over technology and strategy by making a compelling case for capital ships, as opposed to commerce-destroying cruisers, and for the principle of keeping the fleet concentrated.
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Before men of vision developed airpower theory there were men like Alfred Thayer Mahan and Sir Julian Corbett who contributed to the growth of naval power through their writings and influence.
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914), an American naval officer, teacher, and strategist, is justly regarded as having laid the foundations of modern naval history.
Thus, if Mahan is to be remembered as having brought naval history to its proper, rightful place in the history of international relations and economic affairs, Corbett is to be enshrined as the person who best understood the utility of sea power, even in limited war.
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 USS Mahan (DDG 42)
Upon arrival at San Diego 28 April, MAHAN continued her previous west coast activities, local and fleet training operations, missile firing exercises at the Pacific Missile Range, and, as during the summer of 1965, the training of midshipmen during June and July.
MAHAN took part in the annual UNITAS cruise in 1977, operating with South American naval units and in 1979, conducted a cruise to the Mediterranean.
MAHAN also served as East Mediterranean Ready Ship off of Israel and Lebanon and was involved in the Gulf of Sidra Freedom of Navigation operations off the coast of Libya.
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 PARAMETERS, US Army War College Quarterly - Summer 1997
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born in 1840 at West Point, New York, where his father was a professor at the US Military Academy.
Mahan's concept of the relationships between commerce and warmaking capacity was expressed in a variety of ways.
Mahan focused his efforts on understanding the boundary between land and ocean as it related to the development of man and the use of strategic power.
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 Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mahan was the son of a professor at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., in 1859 and went on to serve nearly 40 years of active duty in the U.S. Navy.
Mahan became the college's president in 1886 and held that post until 1889.
Mahan served as president of the American Historical Association in 1902.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Mahan,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mahan, Dennis Hart MAHAN, DENNIS HART [Mahan, Dennis Hart] 1802-71, American soldier and educator, b.
Mahan, Alfred Thayer MAHAN, ALFRED THAYER [Mahan, Alfred Thayer], 1840-1914, U.S. naval officer and historian, b.
Mahan, 21, about to embark on new adventure.
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 ipedia.com: Alfred Thayer Mahan Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan (27 September 1840 - 1 December 1914) was a United States Navy officer, naval strategist, and educator, widely consider the foremost theorist of sea power.
The books' premise was simple, namely that in the contests between France and England in the 18th century, domination of the sea via naval power was the deciding factor in the outcome, and that control of seaborne commerce was critical to domination.
Mahan himself was appointed to command the powerful new protected cruiser Chicago on a visit to Europe, where he was received and feted.
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The maritime strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan continues to shape world politics long after his death--but not the way he would have expected.
Conveyed in works such as The Influence of Sea Power upon History and The Problem of Asia, the theories of Mahan, a late-19th-century proponent of U.S. expansion in Asia and one of the forefathers of the modern U.S. Navy, could be turned against the United States by rising Asian powers such as China.
Influential Germans such as Kaiser Wilhelm II, Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz and a host of "fleet professors" in German universities seized on the elements of Mahanian theory that justified the construction of a powerful battle fleet.
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 MAHAN'S CLASSICAL VIEW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Mahan said that this military education was totally wrong, and he decided to require his fellow officers to study war.
According to Mahan, Nelson’s sense of duty was inflamed by the "Nelson spirit"—which was, his desire to engage and defeat the enemy.
If Mahan were alive today, he would continue to emphasize that success in war is not totally dependent on technology, that combat victory continues to be dependent on the leader's warrior spirit, and that officers need to build cohesion.
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 Mahan
Rear Adm. Alfred Thayer Mahan, born 27 September 1840 at West Point, N.Y., graduated from the Naval Academy in 1859 and served with the South Atlantic and western Gulf Blockading Squadrons during the Civil War.
Mahan (Destroyer No. 102) was laid down 4 May 1918 by the Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Mass.; launched 4 August 1918; sponsored by Miss Ellen K. Mahan, niece of Rear Adm. A.
After shakedown, Mahan operated off Cuba until May 1919 when she steamed to the Azores to become one of the guide ships for the transatlantic flights of Navy flying boats NC‑1, NC‑3, and NC‑4.
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The ship is named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN (1840-1914) who served with the union's blockading squadrons during the Civil War, and for two terms as President of the Naval War College.
Admiral Mahan is a renowned U.S. Naval theoretician and is best known as the author of the book "Influence of Sea Power on History, which with his other scholarly works, continues to influence strategic and geopolitical thinking throughout the world.
Mahan will operate with aircraft carriers and battle groups in high-threat environments and will also provide essential escort capabilities to Navy and Marine Corps amphibious forces, combat logistics ships and convoys.
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Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, though he died in 1914, is considered by many to be one of America’s greatest naval strategists and historians.
Mahan’s own teachings, and his unabashed admonishments to his peers, were crucial parts of the end of the doldrums and the success of the rebirth.
Mahan articulated clearly what a modern Navy was really for: to influence events on land around the globe.
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 Mahan
The third Mahan (DLG‑11) was laid down 31 July 1957 by the San Francisco Naval Shipyard; launched 7 October 1959; sponsored by Mrs.
Mahan operated with the 7th Fleet, spending alternate monthly periods on patrol off Vietnam, until returning to California in April 1966.
The period 1 December 1966 through 4 June 1967 again saw Mahan in the western Pacific where, as before, she operated off Vietnam, patrolling and providing gunfire support in the fight to prevent the aggressive spread of communism.
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 USN Ships--USS Mahan (DD-364)
Mahan returned to the south Pacific in January 1943, after repairs, and escorted convoys there until mid-year, when she transferred to the Seventh Fleet for operations in the vicinity of New Guinea.
USS Mahan was named in honor of Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914), one of the U.S. Navy's most influential historians and strategic theorists.
The inboard destroyer, with the distorted bow, is probably USS Mahan (DD-364), which was damaged in a collision with South Dakota at the close of the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands on 27 October 1942.
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 About A.T. Mahan
The new and present A.T. Mahan High School was built in 1971 and first graduating class in the current building was the class of 1972.
Alfred Thayer Mahan was born at West Point, New York on September 27, 1840.
He died on December 1, 1914 at Washington, D.C. Alfred T. Mahan's father was a lecturer on land tactics, but Mahan's first love was the sea.
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For Mahan was among the few who understood the importance of the Middle East in a new global strategy, a strategy that would also include the U.S. with its newfound world role.
Mahan also appreciated the fact that “the powers that border the Persian Gulf, Persia itself, Turkey, and some minor Arabian communities, are unable to give either the commercial or the military security that the situation will require.” To Mahan, Russia and Britain would be the external powers most interested in security issues in the Gulf.
Mahan wrote several times to request information: “you would do me the favor to indicate sources of information on the questions of the Persian Gulf and of the Distribution of the Navy [and] any discussions in Magazines on those subjects….” No Wordsworthian dreams here; Mahan was interested only in the facts.
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