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

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Persistence counts."

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Hooboy. "Shenandoah" by Sissel or Hayley Westenra; "American Patrol" by Glenn Miller; "Big Iron" by Marty Robbins; "Victory at Sea suite" by Rodgers; and for the Christmas season, "Deck the Halls" by Mannheim.

Q. What do you regret most?

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

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. The ability to look like Tom Selleck and sound like Sam Elliott.

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.

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