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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, intelligence, and coping ability.

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.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Mercenary aviator rated in tactical jets and helicopters with a hangar full of copilots, mechanics, and armorers straight out of the Victoria's Secret's catalogue.

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.