As reported by our naval expert, E. S. McCawley:- ""Here is a most important book. Mahan was probably the keenest student of world politics of his time. He helped shape the course of American Foreign Policy and crystallized the ideas of the great maritime nations of the world. He paved the way for Britain's command of the seas in 1914. His theories are as valid today as they were then, in spite of the two new dimensions, through air and sub surface craft. As assistant to Luce, founder of the Naval War College, Mahan's teachings were widely disseminated. Not only is this an important biography, but it is of great interest to anyone who follows the complicated situation in international politics today and who seeks justification of naval and air expansion. Capt. Puleston, a keen student of naval history, has written a sympathetic and readable life of an intellectual Nelson, a great Naval Officer. A MUST book for everyone in this field.