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 do you regret most?

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

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Earning a living as a free-lance author for so much of my life. Others who've done it will tell you that it's extremely rare--and satisfying.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Not a world-historic figure, but my maternal great-great grandmother was downright inspirational. She crossed the Oregon Trail as an 18-year-old bride headed for a place she had never been, uncertain what she would find upon arrival. Deep inside me I have a novel about her.

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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