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William Langewiesche

Hudson River Landing Illuminating But Not a Miracle

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christine Negroni

In bringing the official investigation into the Hudson River landing of USAirways flight 1549 to a close on Tuesday, the NTSB did not conclude the ditching seen 'round the world was a miracle.

"Fly By Wire": New Book Suggests That Sully Wasn't So Amazing

The New York Times | DWIGHT GARNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Mr. Sullenberger made a good choice to land on the Hudson. But his actual control of Flight 1549, Mr. Langewiesche writes, was "less reflective of unu...

Sully vs. Langewiesche: Controversy Over Miracle Books

Huffington Post | Christine Negroni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the aftermath of the Miracle on the Hudson, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger told any reporter who would listen that credit for putting the US Airways Ai...

Sullenberger Criticizes "Fly By Wire," Book About Hudson River Plane Crash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — The pilot who guided his disabled plane to a safe emergency landing in the Hudson River says that a new book that underscores the rol...

Don't Tell William Langewiesche to "Have a Safe Flight" (and Other Ways to Avoid Self-Destruction in the War on Terror)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Langewiesche thinks we are probably too scared for a president to reason with us -- about terrorism, about our self-defeating wish for total safety. I'm not so sure.

Barack: Talk To Us Like Grownups About Terrorism and Save Us From Ourselves

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

When we let shock or panic or a lust for vengeance guide us, we are a greater danger to ourselves than terrorists ever could be. Any terrorists. With any weapon.