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Rickover : the struggle for excellence

Autore: Francis Duncan
Editore: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2001.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Adm. Hyman G. Rickover and his work on nuclear propulsion had a profound effect on the post-World War II world, and his demand for excellence and accountability was felt far beyond the naval community, yet few other flag officers in the U.S. Navy have been so controversial. This biography draws on the admiral's private papers and the personal insights of friends and family members to examine not only Rickover's  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Hyman George Rickover; Hyman George Rickover; Hyman George Rickover
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Francis Duncan
ISBN: 1557501777 9781557501776
Numero OCLC: 46617828
Descrizione: xviii, 364 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Machine generated contents note: Introduction --
1 Becoming an Officer 4 --
2 Sea Duty, Shore Duty, and Love 18 --
3 Submarines and Marriage 32 --
4 Engineering Duty Only 53 --
5 The Electrical Section and the War 71 --
6 Atomic Energy 93 --
7 Promotion 116 --
8 Nautilus 132 --
9 Shippingport Atomic Power Station 141 --
10 A National Figure 151 --
11 The Program at the End of 1960 169 --
12 Breakthrough on Nuclear Carriers 174 --
13 Meeting with Kennedy 188 --
14 Thresher 192 --
15 Every Two Years 198 --
16 New Classes of Surface Ships and Submarines 207 --
17 Troubles, Sorrow, and Happiness 222 --
18 The Bitter Battle: Shipbuilding Claims 240 --
19 The Admiral and the President 257 --
20 End of a Career 277 --
21 Death 295 --
22 Engineering Legacy 306 --
23 In Memoriam 311 --
Notes 315 --
Sources 345 --
Index 353.
Responsabilità: Francis Duncan.
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"Adm. Hyman G. Rickover and his work on nuclear propulsion had a profound effect on the post-World War II world, and his demand for excellence and accountability was felt far beyond the naval community, yet few other flag officers in the U.S. Navy have been so controversial. This biography draws on the admiral's private papers and the personal insights of friends and family members to examine not only Rickover's extraordinary naval career but also his private life, including his poverty-stricken childhood in Russian Poland."--Jacket.

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