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. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Hard to say, as I have few minor pet peeves. Disloyalty/treachery is a major peeve. Among the minors, people who wear caps backwards--not just because it looks dumb but because it indicates mindless imitation.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife, who proves that persistence and determination can overcome years of illness.

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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. "Tillman is really bright with a bad habit of stating unpleasant facts." --A US Navy officer, circa 1991.

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