Highest Duty

Highest Duty

My Search for What Really Matters

Book - 2009
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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, and offers insight into the essential qualities that he believes have been vital to his success.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2009.
ISBN: 9780061924682
Characteristics: viii, 340 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Zaslow, Jeffrey


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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.

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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