Dave Palmer


Dave R. Palmer, author of George Washington and Benedict Arnold: A Tale of Two Patriots, is a retired lieutenant general of the United States Army, two-tour veteran of Vietnam, former superintendent of West Point, and accomplished military historian specializing in the campaigns of George Washington and the eighteenth-century American army. He often appears as a commentator in television documentaries on the Revolutionary War period and its generals and is the author of many books, including The Summons of the Trumpet: U.S.-Vietnam in Perspective; The Way of the Fox: American Strategy in the War for America, 1775­-1783; and George Washington: First in War. A graduate of West Point and Duke University, he lives with his wife in Belton, Texas.