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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hey, it's December: it's mighty hard to beat Arizona! Which is where I am.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Possibly Bob Lee Swagger because of the consistently original, intriguing scenarios he inspires.

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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