Eric W's review is the one to read
, as it's the one that got me to read this book. (I had, however, really liked Langewiesche's great book on the new piracy at sea.)
I've little to add--a precise yet remarkably informative analysis of the Hudson landing as it illustrates a lot about modern flying, and even more about modern airplanes. My favorite part was actually the opening, where Langewiesche recounts and "translates" the subtext of the dry NTSB testimony; in a few short pages, a few sly, dry explications of what a pat reply to the investigative panel might really mean, WL lays out so much about the modern industry. This is the best kind of informed investigative journalism.