Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley B SullenbergerHighest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters by Chesley B Sullenberger

Highest Duty: My Search For What Really Matters

byChesley B 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.

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

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ISBN - 10:0061924695

ISBN - 13:9780061924699

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible - Loved this book. I received my book by Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenburger and Jefrey Zaslow - 'Highest Duty: My Search For What Matters' through ordering in the store, 'Chapters' as it was not in stock. The book had a corner 'wrinkle' mark from front cover to back which I never could figure out how this happened, but it did not affect the appearance or value to me of the book.The delivery service was quick and efficient. I absolutely loved this book and admire Capt. Sullenburger's story from beginning to end. My late husband (Frank J. Londres) was an American and a private pilot and he would have greatly admired the heroics and intelligence and split second decisions of "Sully" from, as he so thoroughly wrote, his lifetime of being the person he is, and his love of flying, and it all came down to split seconds. I also was able to watch on TV (CNN) the day it happened, and am so thankful I finally purchased his book, I wanted to write him via email or some such method to express my enjoyment. I also wondered immediately in noticing the co-author's name, if Jeffrey Zaslow was related in any way with Michael Zaslow who was a leading actor on The Guiding Light - the longest running Soap at the time, (Radio and on CBS) and a wonderful person who lost his battle with ALS a few years back. Very enjoyable book and I couldn't put it down!!
Date published: 2014-08-25

Editorial Reviews

"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))