Gene Bétit

Historian and Military Intelligence Analyst

Welcome to my site, which features descriptions of my books, along with links to purchase them from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In addition, scheduled events are listed, as well as blog posts.

Feel free to contact me — I’d love to hear from you, especially reactions to my books, blog posts, and the topics they cover.

Author Dr. Eugene DeFriest Bétit

Dr. Eugene DeFriest Bétit served twenty years in the US Army as a military intelligence analyst and German and Russian linguist. After selection for the Soviet Foreign Area Officer’s program, he studied Russian in California, Garmisch, Germany, and Georgetown University. where he received a MA and Ph. D. He recently published War’s Cost: The Hites’ Civil War and Manhattan’s Walloon Settlers: Jesse DeForest’s Legacy, both available through Amazon.

Bétit and his wife Sheila live on Lake Holiday near Winchester, Virginia after living in Arlington 35 years. He is a docent at Belle Grove, a volunteer with the National Park Service at Cedar Creek and is the librarian for the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation all in Middletown, Virginia. He is also active in his home owners’ association.