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Rickover : the struggle for excellence

Author: Francis Duncan
Publisher: Annapolis, Md. : Naval Institute Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Hyman George Rickover; Hyman George Rickover; Hyman George Rickover
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Duncan
ISBN: 1557501777 9781557501776
OCLC Number: 46617828
Description: xviii, 364 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: 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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