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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

Q. What do you regret most?

A. My vision went bad in grade school and prevented me from becoming a military aviator.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

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

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.

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