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DEATH OF GREAT NAVAL HISTORIAN

Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. WASHINGTON, December 1. The death is reported of itear-admiral Mahan, the nroal naval historian and writer on naval matters, aged 74 years. {Received December 5, at 9.15 a.in.) Admiral Mahan had greatly overtaxed his strength studying the war and waitiii£> for the papers. His death was due to heart failure. The funeral will bo of the simplest, and of an nnmilitary rharaetor. [Alfred Thaver Mahan was bern at West Point, N.V., on cemembt-r 1840. fie graduated at the Naval Acn- j demy in 1858. and was appointed a. midshipman. and attained his captaincy in 1885. He retired, at his own request. after 40 years’ service, in 1896; wan advanced to the raid: <-t rear-admiral iretired) in 1906. His experience led him through almost all branches of tlv service. His first noteworthy book was ‘lnfluence of Sea Power Upon History.’ ami this was followed by * Lire of Admiral Farragut.’ ‘Life of Nelson.’ ‘The Interest of the United Staten in SeaH’wer.’ ‘ Some Neglected Aspects of War.’ ‘ Naval Administration and Warfare,’ ‘ The Harvest Within,’ and ‘ Interest of America t'r>. International Conditions.' fie was ustly regarded as one of the greatest pontemporavy authorities on naval matters.]

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DEATH OF GREAT NAVAL HISTORIAN, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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DEATH OF GREAT NAVAL HISTORIAN Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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