Alfred Thayer Mahan
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Alfred Thayer Mahan

United States Navy admiral and historian


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Alfred Thayer Mahan was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century." His book The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660–1783 won immediate recognition, especially in Europe, and with its successor, The Influence of Sea Power Upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793–1812 , made him world-famous and perhaps the most influential American author of the nineteenth century.

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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United States Naval Academy
United States Naval Academy

United States federal service academy

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#132 World Rank #15 USA Rank
#188 World Rank #123 USA Rank
Political Science