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Story of the War in South Africa (Large Print Edition)
"Story of the War in South Africa: 1899-1900" is Alfred T. Mahan's compelling rendition of the Boer War in South Africa which details the battles fought during the first half of the war. Captain Alfred T. Mahan (1840-1914) was a US naval officer, strategic analyst, professor and president of the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.
Kindle Edition, 317 pages
(first published 1900)
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Alfred Thayer Mahan (September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States Navy flag officer, geostrategist, and historian, who has been called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His concept of "sea power" was based on the idea that countries with greater naval power will have greater worldwide impact; it was most famously presented in The Influence of Sea Pow...moreMore about Alfred Thayer Mahan...