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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hey, it's December: it's mighty hard to beat Arizona! Which is where I am.

Q. What do you regret most?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "We are ruled by idiots. But you knew that." It has ended many of my emails since about 1990.

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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