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    Posted: 27 Apr 2022 at 4:39pm
1. President Truman signed off on the first Nuclear Submarine 5 years to the day of the bomb on Nagasaki
2. President Carter (a nuclear submarine officer) was very good friends with Adm. Rickover
3. Admiral Zumwalt and Rickover were not on good terms nor were SecDev Maknamara
4. Rickover was married twice. His first wife passed of a heart issue.  They had a son Robert who lives in Omaha

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Sorry: The new books is: Admiral Hyman Rickover by Marc Wortman
Also little know facts:
  Jimmy Carter and Wife got a cruise on the Los Angles (688) and actually made a dive. The only woman to dive on a submarine as a relative of a President.
  Rickover was the longest ever serving U.S.N. Officer at 63 years.  Only Omar Bradley had more "military" time.
  President Reagan's new SecNav (John Lehman) was determined to push Rickover out. VP Bush also supported Lehman but Reagan was non-committal at the time. But it was done.
  Rickover made 126 Sea Trials.
  Rickover interviewed 15,000 naval officers.  Only 15% passed his scrutiny.
  He passed July 8, 1986 after two strokes and pneumonia.
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Yes but it is available on Amazon in Hardback for $20.76.
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Yes but it is available on Amazon in Hardback
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It's also available at Amazon Kindle for $12.99.

Finished reading. Not a favorite.


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