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P.T. Deutermann Tells The Story Of "The Commodore"

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For more than 20 years, P.T. Deutermann has channeled his experiences in the military into fiction writing. He has written 19 novels that have been inspired by his time as a Navy captain and an arms-control specialist in the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

His latest novel, "The Commodore" (St. Martin's Press/2016) is set during World War II as the Navy is fighting for control of the Solomon Islands from Japan.  It follows the story of an unlikely naval hero who is faced with the harsh realities of war.

Guest host Adam Hochberg talks with Deutermann about writing military thrillers and his time in the armed forces.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC. His fascination for audio storytelling and radio journalism began as a broadcast major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his career as a reporter for Carolina Connection, UNC’s student-led radio news show, where Charlie’s work won multiple Hearst Journalism Awards.
Adam Hochberg is a journalist with more than two decades experience with national news organizations. Hochberg spent 15 years as a correspondent for National Public Radio. His work also has been featured on CBS, ABC, and the PBS Newshour.