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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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Persistence counts."

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Same as everyone else: failure. But that's no reason for avoiding the risk of failure.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Mick in Steve Hunter's "Dead Zero." He had it all but tossed it away--a wasted life, probably the greatest tragedy of all.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A Dauntless dive-bomber pilot aboard USS Enterprise in 1942. (Watch for my upcoming book on The Big E in February 2012.)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

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

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