This book contains the first volume of Alfred Thayer Mahan's 1898 treatise, 'The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire, 1793-1812'. This fascinating monograph constitutes a comprehensive exploration of the subject, and is highly recommended for those with an interest in French maritime history. Contents include: 'Introductory of Events in Europe, 1783-1793', 'Prominence of the Year 1793', 'Leading Features and Results of the War of 1778', 'Condition of the Different Belligerents at its Termination', 'Success of the Second Pitt as a Peace Minister', 'Advantage to Great Britain Arising from his Secure Tenure of Power', 'Course of disturbance', etcetera. Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840 - 1914) was a geostrategist, historian, and admiral in the United States Navy. He is considered to be one of the most important American strategists during the nineteenth century. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.