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 favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I enjoy working as a commentator on TV documentaries.

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. What’s your best quality?

A. Honesty.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Mick in Steve Hunter's "Dead Zero." He had it all but tossed it away--a wasted life, probably the greatest tragedy of all.

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