Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was an American naval officer and historian. ‘The influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660–1783’ was published in 1890, chronicles the history of naval warfare, with a particular emphasis on the role and significance that sea-power held. The book earned Mahan critical acclaim immediately, and it remains an influential work of naval strategy amongst scholars today. Still a fascinating read, this classic text will appeal to historians, military and naval enthusiasts alike. We are republishing this highly acclaimed vintage text in a high quality, modern and affordable edition. It also features a specially written concise biography.