INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY 1660-1783

(Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1940).

HIGHLY IMPORTANT NAVAL HISTORY. Mahan's classic work and one of the most important books ever written on the influence of naval power in the determining of political, economic and military authority. This treatise had a lasting influence upon American military thought, helping to convince our leaders that a strong navy was a necessity (as it subsequently proved to be, in two world wars). ‘One of the books that changed the world’. Grolier 100. Item #29627

A later printing that retains the exact format of the first. Illustrated with 24 battle plans and 4 maps (one folding). Tall 8vo, publisher’s original navy-blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, t.e.g. xxiv, 557pp. A well preserved copy, the binding still handsome, internally near fine.

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