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Rickover Effect:How One Man Made a Difference

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As Technical Director, Rockwell worked alongside the legendary Admiral Rickover for the first 15 years, creating the nuclear navy, then the world s first commercial atomic power station. Rickover was both admired and hated as he forcibly reformed both bureaucracies and industries to harness the fearsome atom.
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Overview

As Technical Director, Rockwell worked alongside the legendary Admiral Rickover for the first 15 years, creating the nuclear navy, then the world s first commercial atomic power station. Rickover was both admired and hated as he forcibly reformed both bureaucracies and industries to harness the fearsome atom.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Rockwell, Rickover's former technical director, has written a notable, anecdote-rich biography of the controversial ``father of the nuclear navy.'' In 1951 Hyman G. Rickover (1900-1986), then an obscure captain in the navy's Bureau of Ships, set himself the task of creating an atomic submarine. Four-and-a-half years later, USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear sub, joined the fleet. In lay language, Rockwell explains how he accomplished this amazing feat. For one thing, Rickover gave new meaning to the concept of industrial quality control. Rockwell also makes clear why his former boss was widely hated and feared, and provides examples of his unique ability to infuriate as well as inspire. Most prominently, Rockwell demonstrates Rickover's genius for getting things done. Finally, he relates the strange story of Rickover's enforced retirement in 1982 at the instigation of Navy Secretary John Lehman, who accused him of accepting favors from contractors. If this fine biography has a flaw, it is the author's failure to explain adequately why Lehman was so implacably hostile to the man who immeasurably strengthened the United States Navy. Illustrations. (Oct.)
Booknews
Admiral Hyman Rickover was the father of America's nuclear navy. This book describes in detail and with wit the obstacles the Admiral had to overcome in the development of the first nuclear submarine in the 1950s, and it reveals the difficult, stubborn man whose single-minded drive made his relationship with the Navy volatile and contentious. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595745272
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 709,353
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Prologue: The Public Rickover 1
Pt. I Getting Ready (1939-1947) 9
Pt. II Building a Decisive Weapon (1947-1952) 51
Pt. III Putting the Atom to Work (1950-1957) 115
Pt. IV Upgrading the Quality of U.S. Industry (1959-1960) 199
Pt. V Proclaiming the Need for Excellence (1959-1964) 263
Pt. VI Extending the Rickover Effect (1964-1986) 331
Epilogue 385
Index 391
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2001

    I wish I knew Rickover when I was in high school.

    This is a book for Engineers, Scientist, and program managers who believes 'Quality saves money' and 'Quality is the only way that engineering should follow'. If I read this book earlier, I will be a better engineer in the past few years. The author has made me understand that Rickover really is very different and have caused significant impact on human civilization. Now I know where those quality assurance concepts come from. It is recommended that this book should be used as a reference book for all Engineering student in a class called 'Engineering Discipline 101'.

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