From Sail to Steam: Recollections of Naval Life by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

By A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan

Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) used to be a usa army officer, geostrategist, and educator. His rules at the significance of sea strength motivated navies around the globe, and helped urged naval buildups ahead of international warfare I. regardless of his good fortune within the army, his abilities in genuine command of a boat weren't exemplary, and a couple of vessels lower than his command have been curious about collisions. however, the books he wrote ashore made him arguably the main influential naval historian. In 1885, he used to be appointed lecturer in naval heritage and strategies and the Naval battle collage. sooner than coming into on his tasks, Mahan used to be pointed to jot down his destiny reviews and lectures at the impact of sea strength. He geared up his lectures into his so much influential books, The impression of Sea strength upon background, 1660-1783 (1890). To a contemporary reader his emphasis on sea-borne trade could seem ordinary, however the proposal was once even more radical in Mahan?€™s time. His different works comprise: The curiosity of the USA in Sea energy, current and destiny (1897) and kinds of Naval officials (1902).

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The board sat in secret, reaching its own conclusions by its own methods; deciding who were, and who were not, fit to be carried longer on the active list. ” The report was accepted by the government and became operative. This occurred a year or two before I entered the Naval School: and, as I was already expecting to do so, I read with an interest I well recall the lists of person unfavorably affected. Of course, neither then nor afterwards had I knowledge to form an independent opinion upon the merits of the cases; but as far as I could gather in the immediately succeeding years, from different officers, the general verdict was that in very few instances had injustice been done.

I presume the denunciation was due to B. P. having at one time borrowed an instrument from the department, and returned it thus maltreated. But “practical,” so misapplied—action without thought—was Chauvenet’s red rag. An amusing reminiscence, illustrative of the same common tendency, was told me by General Howard. I had the pleasure of 31 From Sail to Steam: Recollections of Naval Life meeting Howard, then in command of one wing of Sherman’s army, at Savannah, just after the conclusion of the march to the sea, in 1864.

There, for instance, is Mr. ” I presume the denunciation was due to B. P. having at one time borrowed an instrument from the department, and returned it thus maltreated. But “practical,” so misapplied—action without thought—was Chauvenet’s red rag. An amusing reminiscence, illustrative of the same common tendency, was told me by General Howard. I had the pleasure of 31 From Sail to Steam: Recollections of Naval Life meeting Howard, then in command of one wing of Sherman’s army, at Savannah, just after the conclusion of the march to the sea, in 1864.

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