Admiral Hyman Rickover

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A riveting exploration of the brilliant, combative, and controversial “Father of the Nuclear Navy”
 
“A superb and even-handed treatment of a complex, brilliant, and driven admiral who inspired both awe and loathing across the Navy he fundamentally reshaped.”—Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Commander, NATO, and author of 2034
 
Known as the “Father of the Nuclear Navy,” Admiral Hyman George Rickover (1899–1986) remains an almost mythical figure in the United States Navy. A brilliant engineer with a ferocious will and combative personality, he oversaw the invention of the world’s first practical nuclear power reactor. As important as the transition from sail to steam, his development of nuclear-propelled submarines and ships transformed naval power and Cold War strategy. They still influence world affairs today.
 
His disdain for naval regulations, indifference to the chain of command, and harsh, insulting language earned him enemies in the navy, but his achievements won him powerful friends in Congress and the White House. A Jew born in a Polish shtetl, Rickover ultimately became the longest-serving U.S. military officer in history.
 
In this exciting new biography, historian Marc Wortman explores the constant conflict Rickover faced and provoked, tracing how he revolutionized the navy and Cold War strategy.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
February 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Yale University Press
SELLER
Yale University
SIZE
1.7
MB

Customer Reviews

bholland60 ,

Great Book

Perfect length and depth view into the lif of the man that so deeply impacted all of us in the nuclear navy - especially during the Cold War.

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