Sully - Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III & Jeffrey Zaslow


By Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III & Jeffrey Zaslow

  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 155 Ratings


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.


  • Moving

    By A2MI
    Captain Sullenberger states throughout that he doesn’t do a great job expressing emotions; however, this book expresses his emotions in a particularly moving fashion. Thank you Sully.
  • Sully

    By iteachpainting2
    Great true story. Starts out slow but important background.
  • Sully’s Story, not the movie

    By ChazToz
    Captain Sully goes into much detail describing life events leading up to and the aftermath of Flight 1549. I am fascinated with the cockpit audio timeline. Two Hundred, eight seconds from birds to splashdown. Not at all like the phony Safety Board Inquisition depicted in the Hollywood movie. (That never happened) A great read on the life events that built one man’s character.
  • Loved it!

    By Lsutgr8
    I watched the movie and of course started googling the captain, the flight, etc. I am not an avid reader by any stretch - and I could not put this book down! Would definitely recommend.
  • Better than the Movie

    By Cyber_Grunt
    Well written, though there are some spots where it feels as though the book drags. There were some personal, as well as interesting facts incorporated into the writing of this book which is why I gave it 3 stars.
  • Sully

    By Always smile more
    Great book I bought another copy today I can now read it wherever I go lol I would recommend this book to anyone
  • Sully

    By HavingFunLoosingWeight
    Great book but lots more build up to the date of the event. R