ADMIRAL HYMAN G. RICKOVER - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 156903
Sale Price $552.50
HYMAN G. RICKOVER
Signed typescript titled Talented Children from a 1957 Saturday Evening Post article on an index card
Typescript signed "H. G. Rickover". 1 page, 5½x3½ fabric-textured card. Two sentences from a March 2, 1957 Saturday Evening Post article titled Let's Stop Wasting Our Greatest Resource. Typescript titled: "Talented Children". In full: "We shall not do justice to our talented children or to the future of our country until we seek the out at an early age - no later than ten or eleven - and educate them separately. This need not necessarily be in a separate school; it could be in a college-preparatory section of the school". Head of the United States Navy's electrical division in World War II, Rickover (1900-1986, born in Makov, Russia) moved to the Atomic Energy Commission in 1947 and developed the first nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus, in 1954. He presided over the build-up of the U.S. nuclear-powered Navy. He also presided over the construction of the one-of a kind, super-secret NR-1 nucelar submarine. Despite cost overruns during its development, which earned the wrath of the General Accounting Office, the NR-1 fulfilled Rickover's fondest hopes. The story of the craft has now been told in Dark Waters: An Insider's Account of the NR-1, the Cold War's Undercover Nuclear Submarine by Don Davis and original crewmember Lee Vyborny (2002). Rickover was promoted to rear admiral in 1953, vice-admiral in 1959 and admiral in 1973. Lightly toned. Signature is lightly toned but legible. Random ink stains on verso. Adhesive residue and paper loss on verso (no show-through). Otherwise in fine condition.
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