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Admiral Hyman Rickover : Engineer of Power, Hardback Book

Admiral Hyman Rickover : Engineer of Power Hardback

Part of the Jewish Lives series



A riveting exploration of the brilliant, combative, and controversial "Father of the Nuclear Navy" "Marc Wortman delivers a 17-gun salute to this short, profane spitfire who pulled a reluctant Navy into the atomic era. . . . Wortman opens a window into the life of an intellectual titan disdainful of nearly everything except scientific honesty, his adopted nation, and the power of the atom."-Jonathan W.

Jordan, Wall Street Journal 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.




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