Barrett Tillman

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized authority on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics. He has received six awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.

Books by this Author

Enterprise
Whirlwind

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Persistence counts."

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A Dauntless dive-bomber pilot aboard USS Enterprise in 1942. (Watch for my upcoming book on The Big E in February 2012.)

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Earning a living as a free-lance author for so much of my life. Others who've done it will tell you that it's extremely rare--and satisfying.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, intelligence, and coping ability.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "We are ruled by idiots. But you knew that." It has ended many of my emails since about 1990.

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