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Posted on Jan 18, 2006 in Carlo D'Este

Armchair General Welcomes Carlo D’Este to Our Team!

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Armchair General Exclusive!

Famed historian Carlo D’Este, who has recently joined the ACG team as Consulting Historian, provides his analysis of various aspects of World War II in a new monthly feature for the Armchair General website.

D’Este is the author of the best-selling biographies, Patton: A Genius for War and Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life as well as numerous books on World War II, including his critically-acclaimed Decision at Normandy.


The Triumph and Tragedy of George S. Patton, Jr.: The Slapping Incidents in Sicily by Carlo D’Este

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Feared by enemies, immortalized in movies, and one of the best generals ever; But one slap almost ended it all! Famed historian Carlo D’Este, who has recently joined the ACG team as Consulting Historian, provides this exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at George S. Patton, Jr.’s infamous “slapping incidents” as his inaugural contribution of what is a new monthly feature.


What if D-Day Had Failed? by Carlo D’ Este

Do we take D-Day for granted? Has the passage of time made the D-Day landings seem as if they were always destined to succeed? Armchair General Consulting Historian and author Carlo D’Este examines how this important event was no sure thing.

Monty: World War II’s Most Misunderstood General Part I by Carlo D’ Este

Have you ever wondered why Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery (better known as "Monty") often surfaces in debates about World War II generals as both the best and the worst the Allies could muster? Armchair General wanted to cut through as much of the varying opinions and myths as possible and get straight to the facts about this important battlefield leader. We enlisted the help of noted author and historian Carlo D’Este to give us a modern perspective of this controversial man.

Monty: World War II’s Most Misunderstood General Part II by Carlo D’ Este

Carlo D’Este to give us a modern perspective of this controversial man. Last month’s article on the generalship of Field-Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery during World War II was aimed at presenting a brief glimpse into a complex character that was nothing like the cardboard stereotype that has been the typical portrayal of the man they called Monty. This essay is part II of a four-part examination of Monty’s leadership during the war and his relationship with senior Allied commanders. This essay is a look at his campaigns in the Mediterranean after El Alamein.

Monty: World War II’s Most Misunderstood General Part III by Carlo D’ Este

Carlo D’Este to give us a modern perspective of this controversial man. Last month’s article focused on the Mediterranean campaign, while this essay focuses on the race across France, and the events surrounding the Battle of the Bulge and its aftermath.

Ike: World War II’s Indispensable General, Part I by Carlo D’ Este

Carlo D’Este takes a look at Dwight Eisenhower in his newest set of articles for Armchair General. This first part looks at what made him unique.

Ike: World War II’s Indispensable General, Part II by Carlo D’ Este

With Ike it was all about relationships and none was more important that his association with Winston Churchill. Two more diverse personalities could hardly be imagined, but together, their friendship became the foundation of the alliance, and, with Roosevelt’s declining health, the glue that held it together.

1 Comment

  1. I am a reader of General George S. Patton since 1966 when I went in the Army and was Stationed at Fort Knox Ky. I visited the Patton Museum at that time, since it has been up graded to the stars. Mr. D’Este has written many books I apologize that I have not read the noted on this web site. I plan to purchase the book. Patton was not well liked because of his idea of once started keep the war moving to keep the enemy from digging in. None of the top generals liked the idea that he knew more then them. Good Bless you Colonel and keep up the good work. Jim USA Retired.

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