Doverpublications
HomeBy SubjectCatalog Quick PickPersonal ShoppersShow OrderCustomer Service
Search
By Subject > History > 5 > Principles of Maritime Strategy
Click to enlarge
Principles of Maritime Strategy
Author:Julian S. Corbett
Retail Price:$17.95
Availability:In Stock
Format:
Pages:336
Dimensions:5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN:0486437434
EAN:978-0-486-43743-9
This brilliant exposition established British naval historian Julian Corbett (1854–1922) as one of the great maritime strategists. Corbett placed naval warfare within the larger framework of human conflict, proposing that the key to maritime dominance lies in effective use of sea lines for communications and in denying that use to the enemy. His concept — which regarded naval strategy not as an end in itself but as a means to an end, with that end defined by national strategy — makes this a work of enduring value.
Principles of Maritime Strategy emphasizes precise definitions of terminology and ideas as the antidote to loose and purposeless discussion and the direct path to the fundamental data on which all are agreed. As Corbett notes in the Introduction, "In this way we prepare the apparatus of practical discussion; we secure the means of arranging the factors in manageable shape, and of deducing from them with precision and rapidity a practical course of action. Without such apparatus no two men can even think on the same line; much less can they ever hope to detach the real point of difference that divides them and isolate it for quiet solution."
Much quoted and referenced, this ever-relevant work is an indispensable resource for military professionals, historians, and students.
Reprint of Some Principles of Maritime Strategy, as published by Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1911.

Ready to Buy?
Order
Add this to your cart
(you can always remove it later.)

Shopping here is Guaranteed Safe!
Here's a sample of other Dover titles that may interest your customers.

Mahan on Naval WarfareMahan on Naval Warfare
by Alfred Thayer Mahan
Fascinating selections from the writings of great naval theorist. Fundamental principles of sea power, analysis of naval history, thoughts on policies and prospects for the future, much more. 8 black-and-white maps and diagrams. Index. read more
$17.95
The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783
by A. T. Mahan
Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, and other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.
read more
$19.95
Mutiny on the BountyMutiny on the Bounty
by William Bligh
In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival. read more
$9.95