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Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence--1st Printing

Duncan, Francis

ISBN 10: 1557501777 / ISBN 13: 9781557501776
Editorial: U.S.A.: US Naval Institute Press, 2002
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Scarce, Collectible OOP 2001 Naval Institute Press, Stated 1st Printing; AS NEW/VERY FINE Hardcover in Unclipped NEAR FINE+++ Dustjacket.Gift Quality. Unusual to find this first printing in such FINE, well-preserved condition.Only buy from dealers who describe their books fully; avoid undisclosed surprises.100 % guaranteed—this is not a remainder, X-library or BCE copy. Near Fine+++ pictorial DJ is immaculate, unfaded and fully intact with no shelfwear except a light, barely noticeable wrinkle at top of DJ spine. DJ is now in clear,protective archival Jacket (easily removable, if desired). AS New Book is immaculate, completely unmarked ,making it an excellent gift. There are no gift inscriptions, bookplates, signatures, notes; no remainder marks on book edge; no bookseller stamps or stickers; no soiled ,creased, loose, missing or torn pages. Pages are gloriously fresh, white, crisp with no sign of age toning. Black cloth coverboards, silver titles ,straight, unworn spine, tight binding, pointed corners, endpapers are all in Flawless condition. The authoritative biography of Admiral Hyman Rickover, best known as father of the US nuclear navy. This biography draws on the admiral’s private papers and insights of family, personal friends and colleagues, and examine his early formative life in Russian Poland and his brilliant navy career and the controversies that plagued him. In stock and ships promptly, wrapped professionally and shipped in new, hard box with special protective padding. No old newspapers, trash bag liners, plastic shopping bags, recycled Fedex or cardboard boxes are used as packing or shipping materials.Expedited shipping is available for both domestic and international orders. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-17542413026

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Título: Rickover: The Struggle for Excellence--1st ...

Editorial: U.S.A.: US Naval Institute Press

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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As the father of the nuclear powered Navy, Adm. Hyman G. Rickover was a pivotal figure in twentieth-century American history. While many books have been written about various aspects of his career, this is the first biography to have access to private papers, family and close friends. It not only deals with the admiral's controversial naval career but with phases of his personal life that made him what he was, including his youth as a Jewish immigrant who embraced America and the opportunities it offered. The author, Francis Duncan, worked with Rickover from 1969, when he was assigned to write a history of the nuclear propulsion program, until the admiral's death in 1986. Shortly before he died, Rickover turned over his files to Duncan, including letters to his first wife that give a vivid picture of the Navy from 1929 to 1945. Rickover's second wife allowed Duncan access to letters covering important events later in his career.

The author was also granted interviews with the admiral's son and sister and with individuals from the Naval Reactors, an organization headed by Rickover whose members mostly had refused to talk to other biographers. A witness to the admiral's daily activities and the programs he directed, Duncan also drew on his own considerable knowledge to present a portrait of the man that gives new insights into Rickover's genius and short-comings. The book does not go into technical detail but focuses on the admiral's fights to build and extend the nuclear fleet and the often-difficult relationships that developed in the pursuit of the goal. He shows that Rickover's efforts had a profound effect on the postwar world, that the excellence and responsibility he demanded are qualities that reach beyond the Navy, and that his influence continues to be felt today.

About the Author:

Francis Duncan, a resident of Bethesda, Maryland, and Navy veteran of World War II, was a government historian for more than twenty years. His earlier book on the admiral, Rickover and the Nuclear Navy,, published by the Naval Institute in 1990, focused on the admiral's approach to managing a technical program.

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