Highest Duty

Highest Duty

My Search for What Really Matters

Large Print - 2009
Average Rating:
Rate this:

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.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2009
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed. --
ISBN: 9780061927584
Branch Call Number: LP 629.13092 Sulle 3558ad 1
Characteristics: viii, 411 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Zaslow, Jeffrey


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

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.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SPL

To Top