Mahan

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Ma·han

 (mə-hăn′), Alfred Thayer 1840-1914.
American naval officer and historian whose written works, such as The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783 (1890), prompted a worldwide buildup of naval strength prior to World War I.
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Noun1.Mahan - United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)Mahan - United States naval officer and historian (1840-1914)