Highest Duty, My Search for What Really Matters

Highest Duty, My Search for What Really Matters

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Airline pilot Captain "Sully" Sullenberger tells his life story, including his perspective on the emergency landing on the Hudson River that earned him the world's admiration.

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Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanks—the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger—the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New York’s Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew.

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed a remarkable emergency landing when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 passengers and crew. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide. His story is now a major motion picture from director / producer Clint Eastwood and stars Tom Hanks, Laura Linney and Aaron Eckhart.

Sully's story is one of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through his life, in his military service, and in his work as an airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of conflict, tragedy and uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.



Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2009]
New York ; Harper, 2010
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061924699
9780061924682
0061924687
Branch Call Number: 629.1309 SULLE SULLE
Additional Contributors: Zaslow, Jeffrey

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rwillif
Dec 11, 2016

Really good book. There's a reason Capt Sullenberger didn't call it "Miracle on the Hudson" or "Flight 1549" or even "Adventures of Buckaroo Sully". Simply that the book is really about everything else but those things. Its about a search for meaning in those events, it takes the reader on a personal tour of duty, life's ups and downs, and an airline captain's daily experiences through his eyes.

TVFAN Sep 11, 2016

Tells the story of the "Miracle on the Hudson" and its pilot. Interesting facts about the airline industry and the experiences that Sully had that enabled him to land in the river. Recommended to read before seeing the movie.

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Jul 01, 2015

Original 2015 comment: Inspiring bio of a reluctant hero who lived to tell the story. Describes exemplary performance by first officer and flight attendants as well.
February 2017 update: We both watched the movie, then wife also read the book. She was captivated by it, just as I was.

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