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 abject fear to happy ending, Miracle on the Hudson is one of the great stories of our time told from the hearts and the minds of the people who lived through it and now woven into a stunning drama by two of our finest writers and reporters, William Prochnau and Laura Parker. Open this book and you will not close it until you reach the last page."--Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of "Shooting Stars" and "Friday Night Lights.""Flight 1549 is my worst nightmare-with an improbably fantastic ending. Miracle on the Hudson is a reporter's story, and William Prochnau and Laura Parker are uniquely qualified to tell this remarkable story. They bring to the passengers' own impassioned story of survival the old-fashioned values of the finest gum-shoe reporters." --Kai Bird, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer""A riveting, what-it-was-like-be-there account of the final moments of Flight 1549. A plane full of ordinary people look death in the face, and survive to tell their stories. Written with verve and sympathy by two outstanding reporters."--Michael Dobbs, author ofthe "New York Times" best-seller "One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro, on the Brink of Nuclear War ""A well-written, moving account of everyday people reacting to an extraordinary event." -- HuntingtonNews.net