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History of Sea Power – Next Course Addresses Naval History
On November 27, 2010
I have just signed up for my next class, History of Sea Power which starts January 3rd. We’re allowed one elective in my program and, given my research interests in the naval history of the American Civil War, this one fits well.
This course is an in-depth study of the art of war at sea from Salamis to the naval operations in Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and examines the expanding role of sea power in supporting operations in combating terrorism. Students evaluate the development of the classical theories of naval warfare, as reflected by Mahan, in light of today’s world conditions, threats, and roles.
I ordered my books today and they’ll be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree. Several are available at no cost on Kindle or from other sources (http://gutenberg.org).
One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U.S. Navy, 1890-1990
Tagged with: Alfred Thayer Mahan • Books on naval history • British Sea Power • Chester G. Starr • George W. Baer • Influence of Sea Power on Ancient History • Influence Of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 • Jeremy Black • N.A.M. Rodger • Naval History • Naval Power: A History of Warfare and the Sea from 1500 Onwards • One Hundred Years of Sea Power: The U.S. Navy 1890-199 • Paul M. Kennedy • Some Principles of Maritime Strategy • The Command of the Ocean : Naval History of Britain 1649-1815 • The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery