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Captain Chesley Sully Sullenberger became a hero after landing a distressed U.S. Air plane on the surface of the Hudson River in New York City. His fascinating and deservedly praised memoir reflects on his childhood love for planes and an outstanding 42-year career as a pilot—as well as how he and his family coped with the onslaught of sudden celebrity. McConnohie does his level best to fill Sully's shoes and delivers a solid performance, but the real highlights are the portions of the text read by Sully himself, sounding as cool, calm, and collected as he was on that day in January 2009. An enhanced CD with the voice recorder transcript of the crash completes the package. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Aug. 19). (Oct.)
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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 aboard. His cool actions not only averted tragedy but made him a hero and an inspiration worldwide.
Highest Duty is Sully's story—a story of dedication, hope, and preparedness, revealing the important lessons he learned through childhood, in his military service, and in his work as a commercial airline pilot. It reminds us all that, even in these days of war, tragedy, and economic uncertainty, there are values still worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.See all Editorial Reviews
It's not Wordsworth, but it's one of the most powerful books I've ever read. The way Captain Sullenberger lived his life, the choices he made, and the profound consequences of... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Brad Little
A well written account of Captain Sullenberger's life and the cumulative value of his choices and experiences that enabled him to succeed when he was unexpectedly put to the test.Published 1 month ago by Ron
Like the way the book is written by including the background of each step of sulley's career.Published 1 month ago by ronald w. culbertson
As a retired airline captain, I felt the hair rise on the back of my neck and the sweat break out on my forehead as I read Captain Sullenberger’s detailed description of U.S. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David B. Crawley
The story was okay. I found it a little boring and didn't like the flipping back and forth in the story line. I found it rambling. Read morePublished 1 month ago by diana roberts