Seattle, WA, June 17, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- From the carrier launch in total darkness to the gut–dropping rolls through enemy antiaircraft fire, Peter Hunt puts you in the pilot’s seat for the flight of your life.
Moments after the first Gulf War began in 1991, attack pilot Pete Hunt was catapulted into the night sky from the deck of the USS Ranger. For the next six weeks, Hunt executed dozens of bombing missions into Kuwait and Iraq, including all–weather low–level attacks, A-6 Intruder missions so hazardous that they would never be flown in combat again. Whether Hunt was dropping laser–guided bombs on precision targets, supporting the Marines on the ground, or conducting attacks along the infamous “highway of death,” America’s mission was clear—to force the invading Iraqi army out of Kuwait.
Operation Desert Storm—America’s first full-scale conflict since Vietnam—proved to the world that the U.S. military was still battle–ready after decades of Cold War and set the stage for military interventions for years to come. Hunt’s gripping depiction of A-6 Intruders in combat is a thought provoking account of what America asks of her military every day.
"This Gulf War memoir is excellent; it really does put the reader in the cockpit...Peter Hunt’s enthusiastic account is one of the best of the type this reviewer has read in recent years." -- Peter Mersky, The Hook – Journal of Carrier Aviation Book Review, February 2003. Second Edition (first edition published by Ballantine Books, 2002)
Hunt is also the author of Setting The Hook: A Diver's Return to the Andrea Doria (ISBN: 978-1453734209). This book explores the Andrea Doria and extreme diving through an introspective odyssey of memory and history back to the dangerous underwater world of Northeast shipwrecks.
Angles of Attack: an A-6 Intruder Pilot's War
Author: Peter Hunt
Published: March 2012
About The Author
Peter Hunt grew up in New York and Athens, Greece before earning a history degree from Brown University and joining the Navy in 1985. He received his pilot wings in 1987 and was assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island to fly A-6 Intruder all-weather attack jets. During his ten years of active duty, Hunt flew 2,180 hours, made 450 carrier-arrested landings, and completed three deployments to the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and Western Pacific. Hunt was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and three individual Air Medals for combat action during the first Gulf War. He left active duty in 1995 and went to work as a pilot for one of the world’s largest airlines. In 2005, Hunt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was medically disqualified from flying. Peter Hunt lives with his wife and two children on Whidbey Island and continues to write.
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Peter M. Hunt
Angles of Attack is available for purchase online through the author's website, from the publisher, Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers. The trade paperback version is $19.95 and the kindle version is $9.99. Autographed copies of the book are available from the author at www.settingthehook.org
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