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Posted on Mar 14, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

John S.D. Eisenhower Part II

John S.D. Eisenhower Part II

John Eisenhower’s life was a record of great accomplishment … As Pres. Obama noted of his passing: “He grew up the son of an American hero, but emerged a great American in his own right …”

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Posted on Feb 8, 2014 in Carlo D'Este

John S.D. Eisenhower

John S.D. Eisenhower

On December 21, 2013 we lost a great American, and an acclaimed writer and historian. John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower, who passed away at the age of 91, was a soldier, a diplomat, and a man of great talent and kindness who never traded on his name or his father’s famous reputation.

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Posted on Jan 4, 2013 in Carlo D'Este, War College

The Heroes Among Us

This month author and historian Carlo D’Este describes his feelings about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting while highlighting the bravery of some of the victims.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2012 in Carlo D'Este, War College

A Very Special Lady Part 2

Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights Ruth Ellen Patton Totten’s book The Button Box and talks about how a visit with her remains one of the most exceptional and unforgettable days of his life.

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Posted on May 24, 2012 in Carlo D'Este, War College

Lest We Forget

Author and historian Carlo D’Este reminds us of the significance of Memorial and why we should take a moment to remember the real meaning behind the holiday.

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Posted on Jun 1, 2009 in Carlo D'Este, War College

D-Day, Sixty Five Years Later

June 6, 2009 will mark the 65th anniversary of D-Day, when the eyes of the world were focused on a 50-mile stretch of the Normandy coast. It is hard for those living in freedom today to imagine just what the news of the Allied landings really meant.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2006 in Carlo D'Este, Front Page Features

An Incident of War

In this article, Historian Carlo D’Este provides us with a “sneak peek” from his forthcoming new book, Warlord, a biography of Winston Churchill’s astonishing military career from his youth through World War II.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2005 in Carlo D'Este, Front Page Features

Monty: World War II’s Most Misunderstood General, Part 1

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.

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Posted on Jun 13, 2005 in Carlo D'Este, Front Page Features

What if D-Day Had Failed?

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.

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Posted on May 4, 2005 in Carlo D'Este, Front Page Features

The Triumph and Tragedy of George S. Patton, Jr.: The Slapping Incidents in Sicily

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.

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