Naval War College Review


Timothy Somes


Admiral Hyman G. Rickover had a remarkable influence on the United States Navy for several decades. It is indisputable that his influence continues long after his death. This carefully researched book seeks to prove that Admiral Rickover's control was due to his unrelenting insistence on two main ideas: " ...that the professional civilian and military managers...had to rely on management precepts because they did not know the industry or project they were trying to run"; and"... that the future of mankind depended upon its control of technology."