Highest Duty

My Search for What Really Matters
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD14313
Released: Oct 13, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061953255
Narrator/s: Michael McConnohie
Publisher: Harper Audio
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Description

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, starring Tom HanksA??the inspirational autobiography by one of the most captivating American heroes of our time, Capt. A??SullyA?? SullenbergerA??the pilot who miraculously landed a crippled US Airways Flight 1549 in New YorkA??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 forA??that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them.

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eAudio
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Narrator(s): Michael McConnohie
Product Number Z100010091
Released: Oct 13, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780061967108
eBook
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Product Number EB00233090
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061959530

Professional reviews

"This inspiring book tells the story of U.S. Airways pilot Captain "Sully" Sullenberger. Listeners hear not just of his emergency landing on the Hudson but of the life events that prepared him for that moment. As the author himself says, "My entire life led me safely to that river." Michael McConnohie's steady, matter-of-fact narration is very much in keeping with Sully's own character. McConnohie captures the author's refreshingly modest tone as he conveys his life story. Anecdotes about how he learned to fly as a teen, his years in the Air Force, his life as husband and father all build to create a sense of the qualities--hard work, perseverance, passion--that equipped Sully for his calmly heroic act in January 2009. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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