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The Rickover Effect: The Inside Story of How Adm. Hyman Rickover Built the Nuclear Navy

Rockwell, Theodore

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ISBN 10: 0471122963 / ISBN 13: 9780471122968
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, NY, 1995
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Glued binding. xvi, 411, [1] p. Index. Foreword by Admiral James D. Watkins. Excerpts from on-line obituary of the author: "Theodore Rockwell, was a nuclear engineer who assisted in the development of nuclear-powered naval vessels. Since 1943, he had been involved in the development of nuclear power. He worked on the atomic bomb at Oak Ridge, Tenn. He worked with Navy Adm. Hyman G. Rickover on the Navy s nuclear propulsion program. He received distinguished service medals from the Navy and the Atomic Energy Commission. He received the American Nuclear Society s Lifetime Achievement Award, which is now known as the Rockwell Award." From Wikipedia: "Hyman George Rickover (January 27, 1900 July 8, 1986) was a United States Navy admiral who directed the development of naval nuclear propulsion and served for three decades as director of Naval Reactors. Rickover was the "Father of the Nuclear Navy". In 1973 Rickover became a four-star admiral. He became the longest-serving naval officer with 63 years active duty." Very good. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Presumed first paperback Edition. First printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 70185

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Title: The Rickover Effect: The Inside Story of How...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Trade paperback

Edition: 1st Edition

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"A notable, anecdote-rich biography of the controversial 'father of the nuclear navy.'"—Publishers Weekly

"This thought-provoking, well-written, and stimulating book . . . is an honest tribute to a man whose greatness will one day be recognized even more than it is today."—Associated Press

"Together with Rhodes's definitive account of the race . . . to develop a nuclear bomb, these two works constitute the most important contributions to date on the history of atomic energy."—Nuclear News

"The consummate inside story of Rickover's team: how they developed nuclear power, how they worked together, and their relationships with a revered, though controversial, boss."—Captain Edward L. Beach, USN (Ret.), author of Run Silent, Run Deep

In less than a decade, Hyman G. Rickover created the world's first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus, and built the world's first atomic power station. His unprecedented technological achievements overcame both natural and human obstacles and gave new meaning to the concept of industrial quality control.

Here is the critically acclaimed, authentic inside story, told by the man who worked at Rickover's side for fifteen years. Theodore Rockwell takes us behind the "zirconium curtain" to see the emergence of the commercial nuclear industry through the eyes of those who shaped it and to discover why Rickover provoked a storm of controversy. The Rickover Effect is a riveting tale of genius and dedication told in intimate, human terms.

Theodore Rockwell is an editor and author, as well as an expert on nuclear reactors who worked with Admiral Rickover from 1949 to 1964. He served as technical director of the U.S. Naval Reactors Program from 1954 to 1964.

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Reporting directly to Rickover for 15 year and his technical director for the last 10, the author describes what it was like to work beside this remarkable man and why he was bitterly opposed by so many powerful people. Explains, in plain English, how Rickover succeeded in creating the nuclear navy and built the world's first commercial atomic power station in a single decade. Details the genius of Rickover to get things accomplished on a large scale.

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