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Highest duty: my search for what really matters / Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger with Jeffrey Zaslow.

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  • ISBN: 9780061967108 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061967106 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 43 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Michael McConnohie, Chesley B. Sullenberger III.
Summary, etc.:
In this inspirational autobiography, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger 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 technology, and forty years of careful training. 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. Highest Duty reminds us that cultivating seemingly ordinary virtues can prepare us to perform extraordinary acts.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Sullenberger, Chesley, 1951-
Air pilots > United States > Biography.
Airplanes > Ditching > Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Airlines > Safety measures.
US Airways Flight 1549 Crash Landing, Hudson River, N.Y. and N.J., 2009.

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