Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom Hanksthe inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt Sully Sullenbergerthe pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New Yorks 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 forthat life s challenges can be met if we re ready for them....
|Title||:||Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters|
|Publisher||:||William Morrow Paperbacks 1 edition May 11, 2010|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
|File Size||:||972 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters Reviews
I read this book nearly 7 years ago when it first came out, and I decided to read it again before going to see the soon-to-be-released movie, "Sully," starring Tom Hanks. I'm really glad I read it the second time. For an outstanding "feel good" book, once is not enough.
I liked the way the writing reflected the person he is: Written very simply, to the point and with an economy of words. I hope everyone's takeaway includes giving themselves and others acknowledgement for hard work with a loving heart. We may not become the object of other people's attention on such a grand scale, but that was never the goal for so many who excel at their vocation. Captain Sullenberger, his co-pilot and their families are a gift to us all, especially if we fully appreciate how hard they worked all their lives, reflected upon their experiences, remembered the lessons, and stayed focused on their life's purpose. He and the crew were successful and extraordinary people already. That day showed the world just how a seemingly ordinary person can make a miracle look easy.
I think that Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger's book reads well. Very well, indeed. Were it solely about the five minute flight over New York City in January, 2009, it would have a lot of padding in its 300+ pages - but fortunately, and obviously (to those who know the author), it's not just about the world-famous events of the amazing ditching on the Hudson River - it goes far, far beyond that.
From beginning to end this book is captivating. We all know the story and how it ends but even so, every part of this book is interesting. I was so engrossed I felt emotions I did not expect to feel. Before reading the book I thought of this mostly as a feel-good story but the reality is that it is so much more than that. Read it to find out all the details of that flight and the man who landed that airplane safely in the Hudson. I could not put this book down and I'm sad that it's over. Looking forward to seeing the movie when it's released next month, though!!
A great book, a great read, a great example of a person who, though he does not consider himself a hero, I have no doubt in my mind that he really is one.
This is an awesome story and awesome man who gives credit to his crew and even to the man that taught him to fly when he was 16 years old. I hope the movie that is coming out, based on his book will be a credit to home and his crew, and the families involved.