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D'Este, Carlo 1936-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 238 publications in 3 languages and 10,740 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Biography  History  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.Y74, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carlo D'Este
Patton : a genius for war by Carlo D'Este( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a detailed look at the life and career of the famous World War II general, and depicts his accomplishments and complex personality
Eisenhower : a soldier's life by Carlo D'Este( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the Allied commander and future president's unlikely rise to power, tracing his impoverished youth as the son of pacifists, his West Point education, sometimes troubled marriage, toil under MacArthur in the Philippines, contributions to the War Department, and involvement in D-Day
Decision in Normandy by Carlo D'Este( Book )

43 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step-by-step the reader is taken through the Normandy campaign from the earliest days after Dunkirk when Churchill first considered the idea of a cross-Channel invasion of France, to the key battles that determined that outcome, with maps explaining clearly the strategy and logistics of each battle
Warlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945 by Carlo D'Este( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Winston Churchill's astonishing military career from his youth through World War II
Fatal decision : Anzio and the battle for Rome by Carlo D'Este( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fatal Decision is a powerful, dramatic, moving, and ultimately definitive narrative of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II. In the winter of 1943-44, Anzio, a small Mediterranean resort and port some thirty-five miles south of Rome, played a crucial role in the fortunes of World War II as the target of an amphibious Allied landing. The Allies planned to bypass the strong German defenses along the Gustav Line and at Monte Cassino sixty miles to the southeast, which were holding up the American and British armies and preventing the liberation of Rome. By taking advantage of Allied command of the sea and air to effect complete surprise, infantry and armored forces landing at Anzio on January 22 were expected to secure the beachhead and then push inland to cut off the two main highways and railroads supplying the German forces to the south, either trapping and annihilating the German armies or forcing them to withdraw to the north, thus opening the way to Rome. But the reality of one of the most desperate campaigns of World War II was bad management, external meddling, poorly relayed orders, and uncertain leadership. The Anzio beachhead became a death trap, with Allied troops forced to fight for their lives for four dreadful months. The eventual victory in May 1944 was muted, bitter, and overshadowed by the Allied landings in Normandy on June 6. Mixing flawless research, drama, and combat with a brilliant narrative voice, Fatal Decision is one of the best histories ever written of a World War II military campaign." -- Publisher's description
Bitter victory : the battle for Sicily, 1943 by Carlo D'Este( Book )

35 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an even-handed, meticulously documented, and absorbing examination of the conquest of Sicily in 1943. For the first time the major military commanders who would lead the Allied victory in Europe were together
World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945 by Carlo D'Este( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts events in the Mediterranean during World War II, including how the inexperienced Americans gained combat experience and learned to work together with the British
The Atlantic Wall, 1941-1944 : Hitler's defenses for D-Day by Alan F Wilt( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945 by Carlo D'Este( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Winston Churchill's astonishing military career from his youth through World War II
On war : the best military histories( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected here for the first time are key works by this century's leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. The Pritzker Literature Award honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. In the tradition of historians dating back to ancient times, these authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history. The surreal fiction of Tim O'Brien's Vietnam is just pages from an in-depth look at General George S. Patton by today's leading biographer, Carlo D'Este. Max Hastings and Rick Atkinson use their backgrounds to add a journalistic touch to modern studies of World War I and World War II, respectively. Gerhard Weinberg examines global leaders during World War II as Allan Millett discusses the developing technology that allowed them to further their causes. And James McPherson, the preeminent living Civil War scholar examines crisis in America with accessible and articulate literary skill
A genius for war : a life of General George S. Patton by Carlo D'Este( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once an eagle by Anton Myrer( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conflict between the two military leaders is joined in the mud and misery of the Argonne and the jungles of the Pacific. The wife of one leader adds to the tension and truth of this novel
Warlord : Churchill at war, 1874-1945 by Carlo D'Este( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decision in Normandy : [the real story of Montgomery and the Allied campaign] by Carlo D'Este( )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field Marshal Montgomery's battle plan for Normandy, following the D-Day landings, resulted in one of the most controversial campaigns of the World War II. Provided is the fullest account of the conception and execution of Montgomery's plan, with all its problems and complexities. It brings to light information from diaries, papers, and letters that were not available in Montgomery's lifetime and draws on interviews with senior officers who were involved and have not spoken about it until now
Warlord : the fighting life of Winston Churchill, from soldier to statesman by Carlo D'Este( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: HISTORICAL, POLITICAL & MILITARY. Carlo D'Este examines the life of Winston Churchill through his military service as both a soldier and warlord. He was the descendent of the first Duke of Marlborough who, despite never having risen above the rank of lieutenant colonel, eventually came at the age of sixty-five to direct Britain's military campaigns in the greatest conflict of the twentieth century. D'Este explores Churchill's strategies in both world wars - the disastrous failures as well as the dazzling triumphs, and casts fresh light on his tumultuous relationships with his generals. "Warlord" is a masterful, unsparing portrait of one of history's most fascinating and influential leaders
Histoire du Débarquement : janvier-juillet 1944 by Carlo D'Este( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churchill seigneur de guerre by Carlo D'Este( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait de Churchill comme chef militaire, de ses premières aventures en Inde aux conflits mondiaux en passant par la guerre de Boers. A partir de documents et de témoignages inédits, l'auteur éclaire sa personnalité et explore ses différentes stratégies militaires, ses succès et ses échecs révélant notamment ses relations houleuses avec les généraux alliés
Battle : the story of the Bulge by John Toland( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battle: The Story of the Bulge, John Toland's first work of military history, recounts the saga of beleaguered American troops as they resisted Hitler's deadly counteroffensive in World War II's Battle of the Bulge--and turned it into an Allied victory. It is a gripping work, painstakingly researched and imbued with such vivid detail that listeners will feel as though they themselves witnessed these events
Dignity of Duty : the Journals of Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath, 1861-1898 : a personal odyssey of service from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War by Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published 117 years after his death, the journals of Erasmus Corwin Gilbreath illuminate the true horrors of war and demonstrate the dignity Gilbreath felt about his service, and the importance he placed on duty to his nation. Gilbreath's accounts of his life of service in the army, traveling through the war-torn South during Reconstruction, the dangerous Texas frontier and wilderness of the West are vivid and compelling. The journals include the story of his intrepid wife and children who also experiences the turmoil and change that were shaping 19th century America, as they followed Gilbreath wherever his orders took them. He continued writing until just days before he died while serving with the 11th U.S. Infantry in Puerto Rico at the end of the Spanish -American War. Many passages, including his firsthand account of the Battle of the Ironclads and his description of reconnecting with a fellow Gettysburg veteran in Chicago 21 years after the battle, are beautifully written, with a personal and emotional gravity found in the best literary works."--- from book flap
Patton : a genius for war by Carlo D'Este( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Carlo D’Este

Carlo D’Este US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker

Carlo D'Este Amerikaans militair historicus

D'Este, Carlo W. 1936-

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Languages
English (185)

Italian (8)

French (4)

Covers
Eisenhower : a soldier's lifeDecision in NormandyWarlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945Fatal decision : Anzio and the battle for RomeBitter victory : the battle for Sicily, 1943World War II in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945The Atlantic Wall, 1941-1944 : Hitler's defenses for D-DayWarlord : a life of Winston Churchill at war, 1874-1945