Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

Sully: My Search for What Really Matters

by Chesley B. Sullenberger III, Jeffrey Zaslow

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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters by Chesley B. Sullenberger III, Jeffrey Zaslow

Now a major motion picture from Clint Eastwood, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062564320
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 346,111
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, III has been dedicated to the pursuit of safety for his entire adult life. While he is best known for serving as Captain during what has been called the "Miracle on the Hudson," Sullenberger is a speaker, aviation safety expert, and accident investigator, serves as the CBS News Aviation and Safety Expert, and is the founder and chief executive officer of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc., a company dedicated to management, safety, performance, and reliability consulting. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jeffrey Zaslow was a Wall Street Journal columnist, and, with Randy Pausch, coauthor of The Last Lecture, and the author of The Girls from Ames. Zaslow died in 2012 at the age of 53.

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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't read a lot of non-fiction, choosing mostly mysteries, but this book was so interesting that I had a hard time putting it down. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I zipped through this book! I could not put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down! I cried through so much of it... tears of joy and also tears of pure tension and my own adrenaline about what's happening! Sully and his crew, the passengers, and the people who rescued them will be with me for a long time!! wonderful his wife and daughters are! So many things Lori said resonated with me. One of the best moments in my life was watching this unfold on TV and cheering for the miracle I was watching. I remember crying with happiness that day. I just loved reading this book!!! It feels so good to relive this through Sully's words?
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Sometimes in own lives, we have the distinct privilege of seeing a miracle in our life, yet on January 15, 2009, 155 people on US Airways flight 1549 and the world watched as one man saved the lives of everyone on board when a flock of birds took out both engines on the plane and forced Captain "Sully" Sullenberger to make a decision to ditch the plane in the Hudson River. It couldn't have been a more text book crash landing and one that saved the lives of everyone on board the plane. But what lingers and most don't know is that the actions that should have made Sullenberger a hero, caused his actions to be scrutinized by the NTSB and the airlines because they all believed he could have saved the plane simply by returning to the nearest available airport and instead cost the airlines millions in losses. This was the basis for the Warner Bros movie that starred Tom Hanks as Sully Sullenberger and details just how miraculous a seasoned pilots split second decision truly was. This just isn't a book about the event of that day, but what the media and others failed to show the world. It highlights the background of Sullenberger's military service and shows how his ethical standards to do what is right proved right despite all the flight tests to prove him wrong. It shows you that despite what people might think, there are still values worth fighting for in this world. Even if it means the odds are against you and you might have to stand alone to do it. I love the backstory to Sullenberger's life the best and showcases why he was just doing what he had been trained to do, and why being declared a hero in the eyes of the world was hard for him to understand and come to terms with. I received Sully: The Untold Story Behind the Miracle on the Hudson by Chelsey B. "Sully: Sullenberger III and Jeffrey Zaslow compliments of William Morrow Publishers, a division of Harper Collins Publishers. This book includes actual photos from the plane crash on the Hudson River as well as personal photos of Sullenberger in his earlier life growing up and becoming a future pilot. This is a personal memoir of one man's life that showed that God was saving him for a special purpose that would happen many years later but one that He had orchestrated all along. I easily give this book a 5 out of 5 stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was given the book as a gift. Did not read right away. I have to say the book is well done. The book is really about the man and his commitment to his wife and family and his work. As I read the book I felt a calmness and strength reaching out to me. Sully is very rare in this day and age, a man of integrity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the vook and the movie. I learned a lot about aviation. Most importantly I learned how vested Captain Sully is/was about his flying career!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read about a wonderful man and crew
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A humble man.