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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition (1 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061924695
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061924699
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,157 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you are looking for an iconic figure of heroism, you can't do much better than Captain Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger III...Not only did he get an airliner from nearly a kilometre up in the air to ground level without the aid of engines, he was also the last to leave the plane after checking everyone had escaped... --BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme, Friday 30 October

This week Captain Sullenberger landed in London to receive the "Master's Medal" from the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators on behalf the crew of US Airways Airbus A320 and to tell the full story of his flight into the Hudson on January 15. His arrival coincides with the launch of his book, Highest Duty -- compiled with impressive alacrity -- which describes Flight 1549 and his life leading up to it.
--The Times, Friday 30 October --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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.


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ceejay on 13 July 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book should be read by anybody who wishes to know what makes an airline pilot tick and how a pilot's life affects all those around her/him, in particular her/his family.
Sully's book is very well written and an easy flowing read. It highlights the wisdom of being prepared for the unexpected and acting decisively when faced with a time-critical decision.
The safe conclusion to a most unwelcome birdstrike was a direct result of his methodical and professional approach to his chosen career. It is an inspiration to all airline pilots and we all hope we could perform nearly as well as Sully. A brilliant job done by all involved and a great record of that unforgettable day.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Anthony B. Cummings on 15 Dec 2009
Format: Hardcover
Captain Sullenberger is a humble, hard working and honest man. These attributes come across loud and clear in this excellent book. By his own admission, he is not a hero, that is merely the usual rubbish media hyp'.

I teach airline pilots and I hold Captain Sullenberger up to them as an airman who's skill and dedication they should all aspire to achieve after much hard work.

Highly recommended!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David A. Simpson on 24 Aug 2010
Format: Hardcover
A fantastic read, very humble description and review of a life dedicated to flying and his interest in ensuring safety is maximised and lessons learnt from all incidents. High recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Thomson on 21 Jan 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a fascinating read - not just because of the story behind the well-documented landing of Captain Sullenberger's aircraft in New York's River Hudson, but also because of the insight into the pilot's values and principles, and how he has pursued these despite all the changes in the aviation industry. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By marzipanthecat on 7 Mar 2011
Format: Paperback
The first part of this book is a regular sort of autobiography, mainly covering and exploring Capt Sullenberger's passion for flying - which I found surprisingly fascinating and educational - I did just want planes and pilots to fly safely, I don't need to know How It Works, but this book has changed my view on that! It is written in a clear and non-technical manner, so no one needs any specialist knowledge to appreciate some quite spectacular stuff. He also talks a great deal about the importance of team work, and that we should really all give a bit of thought and appreciation to all the air crew and staff in general, and their role in the safety of every flight.

Then the book covers his family life - and they seem a nice, pleasant, kind and ordinary family. Well, then I thought about it and decided no, they are an unusually decent family, and all seem to quietly live their lives doing good things. Which is what Capt Sullenberger seems to be trying to make a point of in his book. He doesn't claim to be a hero, just someone who researched and carried out his job to the best of his abilities.

These parts of the book are very interesting and the book is well paced and gallops along. However (and I do not intend this to detract at all from Capt Sullenberger, who I have the greatest respect for) - this book was co-authored, and I found the style of writing not quite right. It didn't seem like his voice. It is a slightly choppy, news-speak style. It doesn't make the book unreadable (not by any means), it just doesn't seem like him talking.

The final part of the book covers the birdstrike, ditching and rescue of flight 1549.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Sl Randall on 15 Mar 2010
Format: Hardcover
I don't often read biographies but was drawn to this one after hearing Captain Sullenberger speaking on the radio. I was struck by his measured responses to the interviewer - remarkable in his lack of pomp. This book captures the straightforwardness of a man who believes in living with integrity and striving to incorporate his sense of responsibility and care within his work every day.

An inspiration - considering what is valuable in life and then simply doing it
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey ILIFF-ROLFE on 3 Dec 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
As an ex-airline pilot of some years, I work in the area of training pilots to behave and react just as Capt Sullenberger did on that fateful day. He comes over not only as a dedicated and thoroughly professional pilot but as someone who takes great efforts to continually be this way. His book is truly inspirational and a "must read" for anyone who is either already a pilot (of any size of aircraft) or wishes to be one, or anybody who trains others to fly.
His credo on how to behave at work can read across to anyone wanting to be a professional in what they do.
The book is a not chock full of technical jargon. The style of writing makes it an easy read for anyone interested in Capt Sullenberger and what makes him tick. Thoroughly recommended.
I have only awarded four stars because the copies I received had badly trimmed pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nimrod on 5 July 2012
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This is an excellent book giving depth to the man who was catapulted into the public domain by his extraordinary skill in saving every passenger on his doomed flight. I recommend it, not only to other enthusiasts and Sully fans (certainly that's so in my case)
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