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Alfred Thayer Mahan

Born: 27-Sep-1840
Birthplace: West Point, NY
Died: 1-Dec-1914
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Influence of Sea Power upon History

Military service: US Navy (Civil War)

Father: Dennis Hart Mahan (military theorist, b. 1802, d. 1871)
Mother: Mary Helena Okill
Wife: Ellen Lyle Evans (m. 11-Jun-1872, two daughters, one son)
Daughter: Helen Evans Mahan (b. 6-Aug-1873)
Daughter: Ellen Kuhn Mahan (b. 10-Jul-1877)
Son: Lyle Evans Mahan (b. 12-Feb-1881)

    High School: Saint James School
    University: Columbia University (transferred)
    University: US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1859)
    Administrator: President, Newport War College (1886-89 and 1892-93)

Author of books:
The Gulf and Inland Waters (1883)
The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 16601783 (1890)
The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812 (1892)
Admiral Farragut (1892)
The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain (1897)
The Interest of America in Sea Power, Present and Future (1897)
Lessons of the War with Spain, and Other Articles (1899)
The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies (1900)
Story of the War in South Africa, 1899-1900 (1900)
Types of Naval Officers Drawn from the History of the British Navy (1901)
Sea Power in Its Relations to the War of 1812 (1905)
Naval Administration and Warfare: Some General Principles, with Other Essays (1908)
The Harvest Within: Thoughts on the Life of the Christian (1909)
Naval Strategy: Compared and Contrasted with the Principles and Practice of Military Operations on Land (1911)
Armaments and Arbitration; or, The Place of Force in the International Relations of States (1912)
The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence (1913)



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