Against the Tide is an aptly named survey of the leadership qualities and professional values of Adm Hyman Rickover
, the long-esteemed visionary and architect of the Navy's nuclear submarine force.
As he advanced in rank Feightner drew Pentagon assignments that inevitably involved him in politics, often with such charismatic individuals as Hyman Rickover
and Elmo Zumwalt.
He had a habit of breaking Navy crockery--for example, by forcing the Naval Academy to put more humanities in its curriculum, and by engineering the retirement of Admiral Hyman Rickover
(the story of Rickover's tantrum in his departing courtesy call with Ronald Reagan is told with great relish at the beginning of Lehman's memoir Command of the Sea).
Navy Rear Admiral Dave Oliver presents readers with an examination of the lasting impact of Admiral Hyman Rickover
, the venerated leaderAEs management techniques, and the birth and rise of a nuclear-powered navy.
made a unique impact on American and Navy culture.
According to an eagle-eyed reader, USS Hyman Rickover
will be the only submarine with a Jewish namesake.
, founder of the nuclear navy, put it this way:
Naval Reactors Branch, headed by Admiral Hyman Rickover
. The plant went online in 1957 and generated power until 1973, when it closed down for the installation of a light-water breeder reactor.
wrote, "Unless you can point your finger at the man who is responsible when something goes wrong, then you have never had anyone really responsible."
Admiral Hyman Rickover
oversaw the creation of the nuclear service, which became an influential "navy within the navy." Rickover's intensity and eye for detail were legendary.
US Admiral Hyman Rickover
had said it was because the US high school system was incapable of producing an adequate supply of scientists.
This was clearly explained by Admiral Hyman Rickover
, the "father" of the US nuclear navy and in charge of construction of the first nuclear power plant in the nation, Shippingport in Pennsylvania.