Book ‘Admiral Hyman Rickover’ by Marc Wortman

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Engineer of Power (Jewish Lives)
A riveting exploration of the brilliant, combative, and controversial “Father of the Nuclear Navy”. “A superb and even-handed treatment of a complex, brilliant, and driven admiral who inspired both awe and loathing across the Navy he fundamentally reshaped.” — Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Commander, NATO, and author of 2034. 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...
Publisher: Yale University Press (February 15, 2022)  Pages: ‎328 pages  ISBN-10: 0300243103  ISBN-13: 978-0300243109  ASIN:‎ B09QZ2GSXL

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Marc Wortman is an independent historian and award-winning freelance journalist. His books include 1941: Fighting the Shadow War: A Divided America in a World at WarThe Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta, and The Millionaires’ Unit: The Aristocratic Flyboys Who Fought the Great War and Invented American Air Power.