Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Alfred Thayer Mahan ([məˈhæn]; September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."


  • The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice.
    • The Influence of Sea Power upon History.[1]

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