Mahan formulated his concept of sea power while reading a history book in Lima, Peru. The book was published by Mahan while President of the US Naval War College, and was a culmination of his ideas regarding naval warfare. Mahan began the book with an examination of what factors lead to a supremacy of the seas, especially how Britain was able to rise to its near dominance. He identifies such features as geography, population, and government, and expands the definition of sea power as comprising a strong navy and commercial fleet. Mahan also promotes the belief that any army would succumb to a strong naval blockade. Recently[when?] scholars[who?] have called attention to his role as significant in the growth of American overseas possessions, the rise of the new American navy, and the adoption of the strategic principles upon which it operated. The book then goes on to describe a series of European and American wars and how naval power was used in each.
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Book Description Motorbooks Intl, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879383046
Book Description Motorbooks Intl. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0879383046 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2061299