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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Enterprise
Whirlwind

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Persistence counts."

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’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’s your greatest flaw?

A. I do not look like Tom Selleck or sound like Sam Elliott.

Q. What do you regret most?

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

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