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.

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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. 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.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Honesty.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Supreme pizza because you can add veggies for nutrition among all the toppings that taste good.