Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley B., Iii Sullenberger

Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters

byChesley B., Iii Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow

Paperback | May 11, 2010

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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.

About The Author

Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III is a retired airline pilot, speaker, and consultant who has become a source of inspiration for many after his successful emergency water landing of a disabled airliner on the Hudson River. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds two master's degrees and an honorary doctorate of letters...

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Title:Highest Duty: My Search For What Really MattersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:May 11, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061924695

ISBN - 13:9780061924699

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"As Sullenberger grows from a 5-year-old who wants to fly planes, to a fighter pilot, to a 57-year-old "gray-haired man with my hands on the controls of an Airbus A320 over Manhattan,"it's clear there's a story here to tell.... Sullenberger speaks frankly of the toll the public spotlight has taken on his marriage, as well as the difficulties he and his family have endured throughout his commercial aviation career.... The result is as dramatic as it is inspirational." (Publishers Weekly (starred review))