Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 368 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - berthashaver - LibraryThing

This was a great inspirational book that told the story of how Sully's life of dedication to integrity and safety paid off for him as well as 154 other passengers on board his Flight 1549 leaving ... Read full review

HIGHEST DUTY: My Search for What Really Matters

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The hero pilot who made the successful emergency landing in the Hudson River tells his story, assisted by bestselling author Zaslow (The Girls from Ames, 2009, etc.).On Jan. 15, 2009, about 95 seconds ... Read full review

Contents

A Flight Youd Never Forget
1
A Pilots Life
17
Those Who Came Before Me
38
Measure Twice Cut Once
50
The Gift of Girls
66
Fast Neat Average
87
Longterm Optimist Shortterm Realist
106
This Is the Captain Speaking
131
The View from Above
193
Sudden Complete Symmetrical
206
Gravity
222
One Hundred Fiftyfive
240
Stories Heard Lives Touched
259
A Wild Ride
273
Home
288
The Question
304

Showing Up for Life
150
Anything Is Possible
168
Managing the Situation
181
Acknowledgments
317
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About the author (2009)

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a speaker, aviation safety expert, and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jeffrey Zaslow was a Wall Street Journal columnist, and, with Randy Pausch, coauthor of The Last Lecture, and the author of The Girls from Ames. Zaslow died in 2012 at the age of 53.

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