Complete Author Listing
Published: April 02, 2013 at 7:51 am
Published: February 11, 2013 at 11:52 am
Author and historian Carlo D’Este gears up for the upcoming 18th annual William E. Colby Military Writersâ€™ Symposium, to be held at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on April 10-11, 2013.
Published: January 04, 2013 at 11:15 am
In the wake of the Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell scandal, author and historian Carlo D’Este examines Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s relationship with his World War II chauffeur, Kay Summersby.
Published: December 01, 2012 at 1:00 pm
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.
Published: November 02, 2012 at 2:36 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights the contributions of Sir Max Hastings — the winner of this year’s Pritzker Military Library Lifetime Achievement Award for Military Writing.
Published: October 02, 2012 at 12:36 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este offers insight into how Afghanistan has now turned into an endless and unwinnable war that seems destined to encompass future generations of Americans.
Published: September 10, 2012 at 11:40 am
Author and Historian Carlo D’Este highlights Gen. George S. Patton’s Jr’s participation in the 1912 Olympics in Sweden and how it was one of the great achievements of his colorful life.
Published: July 31, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Author and Historian Carlo D’Este highlight the differences between the recently concluded, glitzy London Olympic games and those of a century earlier.
Published: June 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights Ruth Ellen Patton Tottenâ€™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.
Published: May 24, 2012 at 10:26 am
Author and Historian Carlo D’Este reflects upon a day spent with Gen. George S. Pattonâ€™s daughter, Ruth Ellen Totten.
Published: May 02, 2012 at 10:30 am
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.
Published: April 02, 2012 at 3:54 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este recalls the day he heard that President Franklin Roosevelt died in April 1945.
Published: March 02, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Armchair General will again support the 17th annual William E. Colby Military Writersâ€™ Symposium, to be held at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont on 11-12 April 2012.
Published: February 06, 2012 at 1:59 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights this year’s military history symposiums held on beautiful Lido Key in Sarasota, Florida.
Published: January 02, 2012 at 1:40 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este examines what a difference someone like Winston Churchill might make in dealing with these difficult times.
Published: December 06, 2011 at 7:06 pm
Author and Historian Carlo D’Este examines what a difference someone like Winston Churchill might make in dealing with the current events from these difficult times including his handling of the Iraq War.
Published: November 08, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este writes about his Veteran’s Day experience in the small New England town of Mashpee, Massachusetts.
Published: September 28, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights the extraordinary efforts of Norwich University students during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Published: September 01, 2011 at 12:42 pm
Author and Historian Carlo D’Este takes us to Anzio in his 11th installment of the his Journey to World War II battlefields series.
Published: August 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm
In part 10 of his Journey to World War II Battlefields historian and author Carlo D’Este examines the Tragedy of the Abbey of Monte Cassino.
Published: June 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm
Author and historian Carlo Dâ€™Este tours the the town of town of Cassino, Italy in his ninth installment of his Journey to World War II Battlefields.
Published: May 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm
Author and historian Carlo Dâ€™Este tours the the small town of San Pietro Infine in his eighth installment of his Journey to World War II Battlefields.
Published: May 05, 2011 at 3:26 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights the need to reflect on the real meaning of Memorial Day.
Published: April 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este tours the beachheads of Salerno in his seventh installment of his Journey to World War II Battlefields.
Published: March 22, 2011 at 4:41 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este visits Messina as the final destination of his World War II battlefield tours.
Published: February 07, 2011 at 2:03 pm
Armchair General magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Col. (Ret) Jerry Morelock will be among the presenters at the 16th annual William E. Colby Military Writersâ€™ Symposium to be held at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont.
Published: January 05, 2011 at 2:04 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este visits Biazza Ridge in his fifth installment of his World War II battlefield tours.
Published: December 09, 2010 at 4:00 pm
This is part 4 of author Carlo D’Este’s journey to World War II Battlefields. This installment takes us to Sicily.
Published: November 08, 2010 at 1:38 pm
This is part 3 of author Carlo D’Este’s journey to World War II Battlefields. This installment takes us to Malta.
Published: October 04, 2010 at 1:34 pm
This article is part 2 in a special series on World War II battlefields by ACG consulting historian and Advisory Board member, Carlo Dâ€™Este.
Published: September 03, 2010 at 2:25 pm
Historian and author Carlo D’Este offers his impressions of his recent trip to the Mediterranean where he visited a number of World War II battlefields.
Published: August 02, 2010 at 4:14 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este examines the largely unnoticed and undocumented Italian Campaign of World War II, as well as the contributions of the Italian Army of both sides of the war.
Published: July 02, 2010 at 11:40 am
Carlo D’Este highlights the extraordinary work of Philanthropist Greg Mortenson as he continues to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Published: May 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este examines the recent firing of Gen. Stanley McChrystal and highlights reasons to celebrate July 4th.
Published: May 05, 2010 at 12:51 pm
Acclaimed author and historian Carlo D’Este highlights the importance of Memorial Day and the sacrifices made by American soldiers during the D-Day invasion.
Published: March 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este highlights the Kemper Lecture at the National Churchill Museum where he discussed the military life of Winston Churchill.
Published: February 25, 2010 at 11:40 pm
Author and historian Carlo D’Este examines the extraordinary life of Retired Master Sergeant and Penobscot Indian Charles Norman Shay who landed on D-Day with the 1st Infantry Division.
Published: February 08, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Armchair General magazine will be actively participating in the 15th annual William E. Colby Military Writersâ€™ Symposium at Norwich University.
Published: January 05, 2010 at 3:15 pm
Author and Armchair General magazine consulting historian Carlo D’Este looks back on the life of his father as a soldier fighting on World War I’s eastern front.
Published: November 17, 2009 at 2:46 pm
Historian and Armchair General Advisory Board Member Carlo D’Este reflects on the significant events of 2009 including the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and “going green.”
Published: October 07, 2009 at 4:26 pm
Historian and Author Carlo D’Este looks back on the life of his friend Harry Brack, a Battle of Britain/London Blitz survivor, for Armchair General.
Published: September 09, 2009 at 3:12 pm
Historian and Armchair General Advisory Board Member Carlo D’Este examines Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s “Broad Front” Strategy sixty years after World War II.
Published: August 03, 2009 at 12:16 pm
Armchair General Consulting Historian Carlo D’Este looks back on the failure of Operation Market Garden in September, 1944 during World War II.
Published: July 01, 2009 at 3:33 pm
Carlo D’Este looks back on the impact of World War I.
Published: June 01, 2009 at 8:53 am
Noted historian and ArmchairGeneral Advisory Board member Carlo D’Este examines the true meaning of the Fourth of July.
Published: April 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm
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.
Published: April 13, 2009 at 9:36 am
Irena Sendler (Irena Sendlerowa in Polish) saved more Jews from the Nazis than Oskar Schindler did, yet she remained largely unknown outside her native Poland until recently. Despite repeated torture, she never betrayed her compatriots.
Published: March 03, 2009 at 2:13 pm
The National World War II Museum in New Orleans, brainchild of the late historian Stephen E. Ambrose, is a national treasure.
Published: February 04, 2009 at 11:31 am
The 14th Annual William E. Colby Military Writers Symposium, March 25-27, 2009, features authors Joseph L. Galloway, R. Alan King, Donald L. Miller, Douglas MacGregor, and James Hornfischer.
Published: January 19, 2009 at 8:56 am
In April 1940, the responsibility to lead Britain was thrust upon Winston Churchill, who would later remark that, â€śSome people pretend to regard me as The British Lion. But I am not the Lion. I am simply the Roar of the Lion.â€ť
Published: December 05, 2008 at 5:31 pm
In December 1940 Britain’s cities burned under a rain of Nazi bombs. Only Operation COMPASS in North Africa provided hope and inspiration. Historian Carlo D’Este says we would do well to consider that bleak December as we face an uncertain 2009.
Published: November 10, 2008 at 5:54 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este finds similarities between the challenges facing U.S. president-elect Barrack Obama and those that faced British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in World War II.
Published: October 14, 2008 at 3:35 pm
Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874 – 1945, by historian Carlo D’Este, examines the influence of Churchill’s military career on his life and on his role as prime minister. In this article, the author provides an overview.
Published: September 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm
The American Battle Monuments Commission is guardian of 24 permanent military cemeteries and 25 memorials, markers and monuments in the United States and overseas.
Published: August 25, 2008 at 10:54 am
Historian Carlo D’Este revisits the Normandy beaches and compares the sites today with how they looked on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Includes President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 speech at Pointe du Hoc.
Published: July 10, 2008 at 3:48 pm
The Louisiana Maneuvers of 1941 brought national attention to Col. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Not long before, he thought his military career was all but over and that he would more than likely retire into obscurity.
Published: June 10, 2008 at 10:37 am
Renowned biographer and military historian Carlo D’Este examines a lesser-known period of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s career in the first of a two-part series.
Published: May 20, 2008 at 4:21 pm
Veteran places flags on some 600 rural graves near Columbus, Ohio, each Memorial Day in a labor of love and dedication.
Published: March 26, 2008 at 2:28 pm
May 1941 was a month of hell for Britain’s prime minister, Winston Churchill, with the fall of Crete and Cyrenaica. To make things worse, the German battleship Bismarck was on its way into the Atlantic.
Published: March 06, 2008 at 4:17 pm
We have never avoided the hard issues that are central to the public’s understanding.
This month I’m taking the opportunity to highlight one of the finest military programs in the United States. Now in its 13th year, the William E. …
Published: January 31, 2008 at 5:53 pm
We routinely use the interstate highways, but it is officially called the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System. In 1919 there was no such thing as a highway system in the United States.
Published: January 02, 2008 at 5:31 pm
The Winston Churchill we all tend to think of was elderly, balding and rather overweight. However, as a young officer in the British cavalry in the late 1890s Churchill was an avid polo player.
Published: December 05, 2007 at 6:06 pm
Carlo D’Este warmly remembers a sadly departed fellow historian, Martin Blumenson, who was also his mentor and friend.
Published: November 25, 2007 at 8:24 am
Carlo D’Este shares details of the three books that inspired him to become a military historian.
Published: October 07, 2007 at 6:14 pm
History abounds with events, which in retrospect are benchmarks that assume far greater importance over the course of time. One such event occurred in July 1911 at Agadir.
Published: September 26, 2007 at 5:39 pm
This month’s article by Carlo D’Este is the original version of a heretofore-unknown account about Churchill and his role as the purveyor of innovative new ideas.
Published: August 21, 2007 at 4:38 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este provides us with another extract from his forthcoming new book, Warlord: A Life of Winston Churchill at War.
Published: July 24, 2007 at 3:08 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este takes a look at the career of this little known pioneer airman and a fighter ace during the Battle of Britain.
Published: June 07, 2007 at 6:31 pm
Summer is finally here and in most places it’s hot and getting hotter. The summer of 1941 was equally torrid.
Published: May 13, 2007 at 11:18 am
Memorial Day 2007 was a special time when Americans joined together in towns and cities to honor the veterans of all wars fought by this nation.
Published: April 24, 2007 at 6:00 am
Historian Carlo D’Este concludes his series of articles about the largely unknown contribution of the exile Poles in World War II.
Published: March 29, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este takes a look at the Polish 1st Armored Division formed in Scotland in early 1942.
Published: January 31, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Historian Carlo D’Este examines the significant work of Polish cryptologists and mathematicians, men who accomplished the impossible – breaking the German codes.
Published: January 13, 2007 at 8:40 am
Carlo D’Este takes a look at the magnificent Polish contribution to the Allied cause in World War II as they struck back at the Nazi occupiers who had hijacked their nation.
Published: November 14, 2006 at 9:24 am
We present some belated thoughts from historian Carlo D’Este on what it meant for many troops to be serving away from home last Christmas.
Published: October 25, 2006 at 3:42 pm
Carlo D’Este examines Patton’s time at West Point, and his struggle with dyslexia.
Published: September 27, 2006 at 10:00 am
Historian Carlo D’Este presents us with another preview from his forthcoming book on the life of Churchill.
Published: July 31, 2006 at 1:17 pm
Providing us with another sneak peek from his forthcoming book Warlord, Carlo D’Este relates another unusual incident from World War II.
Published: June 30, 2006 at 4:52 am
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.
Published: May 29, 2006 at 12:37 am
In this final installment of the series on Dwight Eisenhower, Historian Carlo D’Este looks back at the U.S. Army’s deadliest battle of World War II, the Bulge.
Published: April 11, 2006 at 12:00 pm
This month, Historian Carlo D’Este looks at the build-up and results of Operation Market Garden and analyzes what went wrong.
Published: February 27, 2006 at 11:51 pm
In this month’s installment, historian Carlo D’Este examines the lead-up to the greatest amphibious operation in history.
Published: January 18, 2006 at 7:11 pm
This month’s installment will take a look at one of the two greatest challenges that faced Eisenhower as supreme commander of Allied forces for the invasion of Europe in 1944.
Published: November 07, 2005 at 4:53 pm
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.
Published: October 12, 2005 at 9:44 pm
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.
Published: August 25, 2005 at 5:05 pm
[Note: This is Part 3 of a scheduled three-part analysis of Montgomeryâ€™s leadership and battlefield performance in World War II. The first part of this series can be found here. Part 2 can be found here.]
An Armchair …
Published: July 11, 2005 at 5:15 pm
[Note: This is Part 2 of a scheduled three-part analysis of Montgomeryâ€™s leadership and battlefield performance in World War II. Look for Part 3 in September or October 2005. The first part of this series can be found here.]…
Published: June 13, 2005 at 11:51 am
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.
Published: May 04, 2005 at 12:40 am
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.
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.