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The Rickover effect : how one man made a difference

Author: Theodore Rockwell
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©1992.
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Tells how Admiral Rickover helped create the nuclear Navy, and explains why the Navy tried to force his retirement, while Congress and the President bestowed public honors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rockwell, Theodore.
Rickover effect.
Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, c1992
(OCoLC)644326580
Named Person: Hyman George Rickover; Hyman George Rickover
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Rockwell
ISBN: 1557507023 9781557507020
OCLC Number: 25315547
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 411 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / James D. Watkins --
Prologue: The Public Rickover --
Pt. I. Getting Ready (1939-1947) --
Pt. II. Building a Decisive Weapon (1947-1952) --
Pt. III. Putting the Atom to Work (1950-1957) --
Pt. IV. Upgrading the Quality of U.S. Industry (1959-1960) --
Pt. V. Proclaiming the Need for Excellence (1959-1964) --
Pt. VI. Extending the Rickover Effect (1964-1986).
Responsibility: Theodore Rockwell.

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A candid and incisive portrait of Admiral Hyman Rickover which takes the reader behind the zirconium curtain that protected Rickover's nuclear program from outside interference to observe momentous  Read more...

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