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    DescriptionIn this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the wings and from rafts. Jay McDonald, a thirty-nine-year-old software developer, had survived brain-tumor surgery just two years earlier and now faced the unimaginable. Tracey Wolsko, a nervous flier, suddenly became other people's rock: "Just pray. It's going to be all right." As the plane started sinking, Lucille Palmer, eighty-five, told her daughter to save herself: "Just leave me!" Featuring moments of chaos and stoicism, fortuitous mistakes and quick instincts, "Miracle on the Hudson "is the chronicle of one of the most phenomenal stories of recent years, one that could have been a nightmare and instead became a stirring narrative of heroism and hope.

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    Miracle on the Hudson
    The Extraordinary Real-Life Story Behind Flight 1549, by the Survivors
    Authors and contributors
    With William Prochnau, With Laura Parker
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 254
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    ISBN 13: 9780345520456
    ISBN 10: 0345520459

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: WGM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002000
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24370
    Abridged Dewey: 629
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002010
    B&T Approval Code: A35502500
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000, BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: W31840000
    DC21: 363.12409747
    BISAC region code:
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NH, WGM
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    28 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    William Prochnau and Laura Parker write collaborative articles for "Vanity Fair," where Prochnau is a contributing editor. They interviewed 120 passengers of Flight 1549, as well as many first responders and rescuers. Prochnau, a former national correspondent for "The Washington Post," has written three acclaimed books, including "Once Upon A Distant War" . Parker covered aviation for "The Washington Post" and spent 10 years as a national correspondent at "USA Today." They live in Washington, D.C. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "Stunning . . . Open this book and you will not close it until you reach the last page."--Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Shooting Stars" and "Friday Night Lights" "An extraordinary drama seen through the eyes of ordinary people."--"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette" "Absorbing, inspirational . . . a detailed, moment-by-moment account of the accident and its aftermath . . . Anyone who remembers the dramatic . . . event will be riveted."--"Publishers Weekly" "William Prochnau and Laura Parker bring to the passengers' impassioned accounts of survival the old-fashioned values of the finest gumshoe reporters."--Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer "