The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made A Difference

The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made A Difference

by Theodore Rockwell


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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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ISBN-13: 9780595745272
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Pages: 488
Sales rank: 1,135,775
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)

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The Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Sturgeon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A wonderful bio of everyone's favorite admiral. If you know the name, you have to get this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent insider account of Rickover's efforts and accomplishments. Dr. Rockwell really makes the history come alive.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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'.