Alfred Thayer Mahan
United States Navy admiral and historian
Alfred Thayer Mahan ([məˈhæn]; September 27, 1840 – December 1, 1914) was a United States naval officer and historian, whom John Keegan called "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century."
- The study of history lies at the foundation of all sound military conclusions and practice.
- The Influence of Sea Power upon History.