By C. S. Forester
Notwithstanding the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland is the ugliest and least fascinating two-decker within the army and a team scarcity skill he needs to recruit 2 hundred and fifty landlubbers, Hornblower is aware that by the point Sutherland and her squadron succeed in the blockaded Catalonian coast each seaman will do his responsibility. yet with bold raids opposed to the French military and military to be made, it is going to take all Hornblower's seamanship and stewardship to lead a gradual direction to victory and residential. this is often the 6th of 11 books chronicling the adventures of C. S. Forester's inimitable nautical hero, Horatio Hornblower
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MULLINS AND J. BEELER while indeed related from an epistemological standpoint, their meanings and levels of analysis are different. 6 These ideas and interests are vital to understanding the strategic and force structure choices of military organizations. Again, the scholarship of Farrell is instructive on this point: Culture, as both professional norms and national traditions, shapes preference formation by military organizations by telling organizational members who they are and what is possible, and thereby suggesting what they should do.
Given the relative novelty of the methodology, the following chapter elaborates further on the cultural approach, examines its compatibility with an organizational perspective, and describes how it is applied as an analytical instrument throughout the remainder of the study. It addresses these methodological considerations through a survey of the historical and theoretical literature from the fields of naval history, strategic studies, and political science. With the three conceptual pillars of Marder’s account in view, a comprehensive reassessment of the Naval Defence Act follows in Chapters 3, 4, and 5, each chapter focusing on particular aspects of the emergence of strategic ideas and their transformation from theory into practice in the policy sphere.
5. Arthur J. Marder, The Anatomy of British Sea Power: A History of British Naval Policy in the Pre-Dreadnought Era, 1880–1905 (New York: A. A. , From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow: The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904–1919 (London: Oxford University Press, 1961–70), 5 vols. 6. 120, 131. 7. D. Puleston, Mahan: The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1939). More balanced historical treatments of Mahan can be found in Robert Seager II, Alfred Thayer Mahan: The Man and His Letters (Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1977); and Peter Karsten, The Naval Aristocracy: The Golden Age of 10 R.