Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

4.13 avg rating
( 3,775 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780061927584: Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters

Now a major motion picture “Sully” from Clint Eastwood and 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

“Gripping and genuinely heartwarming.”

New York Daily News

 

The inspirational New York Times bestselling autobiography of a true American hero, in Highest Duty Capt. Chesley “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—shares his thoughts on leadership, responsibility, and service along with his riveting life story. Written with Jeffrey Zaslow, coauthor of The Last Lecture with Randy Pausch, Highest Duty is a remarkable true-life story that the Washington Times says, “Screams to be required reading for all young people, or anybody else who needs confirmation that courage, dignity and extraordinary competence can still be found in this land.”

From the Back Cover:

In this inspirational autobiography, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, the airline pilot whose emergency landing on the Hudson River earned the world's admiration, tells his life story and talks about the essential qualities that he believes have been so vital to his success.

In January 2009, the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in history when Captain Sullenberger brought a crippled US Airways flight onto the Hudson River, saving the lives of all of the passengers and crew aboard. The successful outcome was the result of effective teamwork, Sully's dedication to airline safety, his belief that a pilot's judgment must go hand-in-hand with—and can never be replaced by—technology, and forty years of careful practice and training.

From his earliest memories of learning to fly as a teenager in a crop duster's single-engine plane in the skies above rural Texas to his years in the United States Air Force at the controls of a powerful F-4 Phantom, Sully describes the experiences that have helped make him a better leader, particularly the importance of taking responsibility for everyone in his care. And he talks about what he believes is at the heart of America's "can do" spirit: the very human drive to prepare for the unexpected and to meet it with optimism and courage.

His wife, Lorrie, has been a pillar of support through all the highs and lows that life has offered, from the challenges of commercial flying to the birth of their two daughters, from financial struggles to the event of January 15, 2009. Though the world may remember Sully as the hero of Flight 1549, the legacy he desires even more is that of a loving husband and father.

Highest Duty is the intimate story of a man who has grown up to embrace what we think of as quintessential American values—leadership, responsibility, commitment to hard work, and service to others. And it is a narrative that reminds us that cultivating seemingly ordinary virtues can prepare us to perform extraordinary acts.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Sullenberger, Chesley B., III; Zaslow, Jeffrey
Published by HarperLuxe 2009-10-13 (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe 2009-10-13, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Lgr. 0061927589. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061927589ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Sullenberger, Chesley B., III; Zaslow, Jeffrey
Published by HarperLuxe
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061927589. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061927589ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Sullenberger, Chesley B., III; Zaslow, Jeffrey
Published by HarperLuxe
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061927589. Bookseller Inventory # Z0061927589ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chesley B., III Sullenberger; Jeffrey Zaslow
Published by HarperLuxe (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061927589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chesley B. Sullenberger, Jeffrey Zaslow
Published by HarperLuxe (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Lgr. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0061927589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Sullenberger, Chesley B., III, Zaslow, J
Published by HarperLuxe (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110061927589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Sullenberger, Chesley/ Zaslow, Jeffrey
Published by Harperluxe (2009)
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harperluxe, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. lgr edition. 411 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0061927589

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.74
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Sullenberger, Chesley B., III; Zaslow, Jeffrey
Published by HarperLuxe
ISBN 10: 0061927589 ISBN 13: 9780061927584
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperLuxe. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0061927589 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1024883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds