Sea Power

Sea Power

The History And Geopolitics Of The World's Oceans

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"From one of the most admired admirals of his generation -- and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO -- comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial element in our current geopolitical path. From the time of the Greeks and the Persians clashing in the Mediterranean, sea power has determined world power. To an extent that is often underappreciated, it still does. No one understands this better than Admiral Jim Stavridis. In Sea Power, Admiral Stavridis takes us with him on a tour of the world's oceans from the admiral's chair, showing us how the geography of the oceans has shaped the destiny of nations, and how naval power has in a real sense made the world we live in today, and will shape the world we live in tomorrow. Not least, Sea Power is marvelous naval history, giving us fresh insight into great naval engagements from the battles of Salamis and Lepanto through to Trafalgar, the Battle of the Atlantic, and submarine conflicts of the Cold War. It is also a keen-eyed reckoning with the likely sites of our next major naval conflicts, particularly the Arctic Ocean, Eastern Mediterranean, and the South China Sea. Finally, Sea Power steps back to take a holistic view of the plagues to our oceans that are best seen that way, from piracy to pollution. When most of us look at a globe, we focus on the shape of the of the seven continents. Admiral Stavridis sees the shapes of the seven seas. After reading Sea Power, you will too. Not since Alfred Thayer Mahan's legendary The Influence of Sea Power upon History have we had such a powerful reckoning with this vital subject"--
Publisher: ©2017
New York :, Penguin Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780735220591
Branch Call Number: 359.03 Stavridis
Characteristics: 363 pages :,maps ;,25 cm


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Oct 25, 2017

Pity poor Mexico, so close to the United States, so far from God.

Oct 25, 2017

Stop, consider, and above all, question the fact patterns being presented to you ...

Oct 25, 2017

...Britain's; upon whose empire the sun never set " because God cannot trust an Englishman in the dark."

Oct 25, 2017

The sea is one.

Oct 25, 2017

Both our planet and our bodies are dominated by the liquid world,...


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Apr 02, 2018

Insightful view into the mindset of the military leaders who've been starting and losing America's wars for the last 3 decades

Dec 31, 2017

Overall, a most educational read. If it was required reading for all high school students, we would all be better able to understand geography and the geopolitics of the world's oceans.
He could have left out his politically liberal slant on things, however, he is nonetheless a very traveled and educated man and one who has some great experiences to share.


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