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Rickover: Father of the Nuclear Navy (Brassey's Military Profiles)

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Hyman G. Rickover was not long removed from his Jewish roots in Poland when he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1922. After a respectable career spent mostly in unglamorous submarine and engineering billets, he took command of the U.S. Navy's nuclear propulsion program and revived his career, being retired-involuntarily-some thirty years later in early 1982. He was not only the architect of the nuclear Navy but also its builder. In the process, he erected a network of power and influence that rivaled those who were elected to high office, and that protected him from them when his controversial methods became objectionable or, as critics would suggest, undermined the nation's vital interests. Authors Thomas B. Allen and Norman Polmar, whose full-length biography of Rickover (in manuscript in 1981) was consulted by the Reagan Administration during the decision to remove him from active duty, are eminently qualified to write an essential treatment on the controversial genius of Admiral Rickover.

Synopsis:

Highlights Rickover's effect on the Navy's development of nuclear power and records one of the most extraordinary tours of duty in naval history

Synopsis:

Hyman G Rickover, Father of the Nuclear Navy. A concise and highly readable account of Rickover's life and controversial reign of the US Navy's nuclear program.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574887044
Author:
Polmar, Norman
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Allen, Thomas B.
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century/Nuclear Age
Subject:
History
Subject:
Admirals
Subject:
United States - Officers
Subject:
Admirals -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Brassey's Military Profiles Series
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.70x4.90x.40 in. .35 lbs.

Related Subjects

Biography » Military
History and Social Science » Military » Naval History
History and Social Science » Military » Submarines
History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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Product details 128 pages Potomac Books - English 9781574887044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Highlights Rickover's effect on the Navy's development of nuclear power and records one of the most extraordinary tours of duty in naval history
"Synopsis" by , Hyman G Rickover, Father of the Nuclear Navy. A concise and highly readable account of Rickover's life and controversial reign of the US Navy's nuclear program.
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