Personal life and educationEdit
Nolte was born and raised in San Francisco. When he was a child, he lived in the Potrero Hill neighborhood. He served in the United States Army on active duty in Korea. He later served in the Army Reserve. While working for the San Francisco Chronicle he served as a war correspondent in the Persian Gulf War and in the invasion of Iraq. 
He started working at the San Francisco Chronicle on June 13, 1961. He has served as a writer and an editor. He was a war correspondent. For the newspaper, he has written about the SS Jeremiah O'Brien when it sailed to Europe as part of the D-Day anniversary, the Gulf War and the Invasion of Iraq. In 2010, he was awarded the Maritime Heritage Award by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. In 2011, he was given the President's Medal for Public Service by the California Maritime Academy. In 2012, he was given an Award of Merit by the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. In 2016 he was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Humaine Letters. <San Francisco Chronicle, biography>
- Nolte, Carl. The San Francisco Century: A City Rises from the Ruins of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. San Francisco: San Francisco Chronicle (2005). ISBN 0976088088
- Nolte, Carl. USS Pampanito: A Submarine and Her Crew. San Francisco: San Francisco Maritime National Park Association (2001). ISBN 0971455007
- Sausalito Historical Society with contributions by Carl Nolte. Sausalito. Mount Pleasant: Arcadia Publishing (2005). ISBN 0738530360
- Blot, Jennifer (March 8, 2019). "Carl Nolte, Retire? Never". Nob Hill Gazette. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
- "A Conversation With Carl Nolte". Newsletter of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. 25 (2): 8. April–June 2012.
- Bill Katovsky; Timothy Carlson (September 1, 2004). Embedded: The Media at War in Iraq. Globe Pequot. pp. 165–. ISBN 978-1-59228-549-5. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
- Ludice, Kathleen. "September 18, 2012 – Annual Awards Luncheon". San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. Archived from the original on June 29, 2013. Retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Nolte's "Native Son" column from the San Francisco Chronicle