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About Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt’s five published books, all real-life adventures, without fail advance uncommon perspectives and exceptional insights. Hunt was born in New York and spent six years of his childhood in Greece, where his parents taught at the American Community School (ACS) in Athens. Hunt, a renegade from youth, made his first four scuba dives in Greece before taking the “required” diving class.
Soon after moving back to New York in 1979, he became a certified diver and found part-time work crewing on three wreck diving boats based out of New York. In 1983 and 1984, Hunt participated as a crewmember on five Andrea Doria expeditions from the deck of the Research Vessel Wahoo. Starting at age 21, Hunt planned and conducted 13 highly technical stage decompression dives, breathing air in excess of 220 feet deep while penetrating far inside the largely intact luxury liner. The Wahoo returned from the Mount Everest of wreck diving, arriving at the Montauk, New York commercial docks welcomed by three area TV news crews as they witnessed the divers disembark with the first publicly disclosed artifacts from the Andrea Doria.
After graduating with a history degree from Brown University in 1985, Hunt joined the U.S. Navy and trained as an A-6 Intruder attack pilot. During his ten years of Naval service, Hunt completed three aircraft carrier deployments to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific, successfully completing 450 carrier arrested landings (traps ) with 200 of them at night. Hunt flew 45 Desert Storm combat missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals during the first Gulf War.
After leaving the Navy, Hunt flew for United Airlines, working as a Boeing 757 pilot on the first day of regularly scheduled airline flights after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Unable to fly commercially after a young onset Parkinson’s disease diagnosis in 2005 at age 43, Hunt began writing in earnest.
Peter Hunt holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington, is the father of two adult children, has one grandchild, and lives with his wife on Whidbey Island, Washington. He enjoys boating, swimming, visiting with old friends, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty.
Peter Hunt is the author of Angles of Attack, an A-6 Pilot’s War (2002 & 2011); Setting the Hook, a Divers Return to the Andrea Doria (2011); The Lost Intruder, the Search for a Missing Navy Jet (2017); and Beyond Identity, Navigating Life’s Waters with Parkinson’s Disease (2020), all published by Great Write Books (Angles of Attack first edition published by Random House/Ballantine Books, 2002).
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Join Peter Hunt as he catapults from the deck of the USS Ranger into first combat (ANGLES OF ATTACK), dives deep within the Mount Everest of shipwrecks years before the advent of “technical diving” (SETTING THE HOOK), or battles impossible odds while fighting Parkinson’s disease his way (THE LOST INTRUDER).
BEYOND IDENTITY, NAVIGATING LIFE’S WATERS WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE is a collection of 90 short writings from six years of postings on his blog.
Thoughtful and always told with humble good humor, Peter Hunt shares his stories in a dogged attempt to uncover life mysteries, often traveling in the most unexpected of directions.
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