© 1996

Naval Power in the Twentieth Century

  • N. A. M. Rodger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Michael Epkenhans
    Pages 27-40
  3. Ian Nish
    Pages 77-87
  4. David Brown
    Pages 163-176
  5. Alec Douglas
    Pages 188-199
  6. J. R. Hill
    Pages 215-226

About this book


It is a century since Mahan and his disciples taught the world that a battlefleet was indispensable to a great power. Great and not so great powers still keep powerful navies today, but we have no generally-accepted principles to explain why. In this book historians and naval officers from Britain, the United States and other countries study the use of naval power over a century, and ask what it is for, and what it can do. It will be essential reading for modern historians, policy-makers and strategists.


Germany history Sea Power

Editors and affiliations

  • N. A. M. Rodger
    • 1
  1. 1.National Maritime Museum, Centre for Maritime Historical StudiesUniversity of ExeterUK

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