From Mahan to Pearl Harbor

From Mahan to Pearl Harbor

The Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States

eBook - 2012
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Major work by one of Japan's leading naval historians, this book traces Alfred Thayer Mahan's influence on Japan's rise as a sea power after the publication of his classic study, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History. Hailed by the British Admiralty, Theodore Roosevelt, and Kaiser Wilhelm II, the international bestseller also was endorsed by the Japanese Naval Ministry, who took it as a clarion call to enhance their own sea power. That power, of course, was eventually used against the United States. Sadao Asada opens his book with a discussion of Mahan's sea power doctrine and demonstrates how Mahan's ideas led the Imperial Japanese Navy to view itself as a hypothetical enemy of the Americans.
Publisher: Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781612512952
161251295X
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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