AUTHORRockwell, Theodore
TITLEThe Rickover Effect: How One Man Made a Difference
PUBLISHERNaval Institute Press
CITYAnnapolis, MD
DATE PUBLISHED1992
ISBN1-55750-702-3


This book discusses how Admiral Hyman G. Rickover brought nuclear power to the United States Navy. He had a tremendous impact on nuclear power worldwide—in politics, industry, and technology. The author gives an overview of the evolution of Rickover’s program, which shifted from the creation of nuclear weapons to the use of atomic energy in American industry. The insider’s account is full of lively anecdotes. A chronology of key dates is included, as well as a section of photographs.


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