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by Andrew Carroll


In 1998, Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project, with the goal of remembering Americans who have served their nation and preserving their letters for posterity. Since then, over 50,000 letters have poured in from around the country.

In 1998, Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project, with the goal of remembering Americans who have served their nation and preserving their letters for posterity. Nearly two hundred of them comprise this amazing collection - including ed letters that appear in the new afterword.

He is also known for seeking out and preserving war-related correspondences, distributing millions of free books to the general public throughout the United States and to .

Carroll founded the war letter-collecting Legacy Project when his Washington, . This book reveals personal thoughts and challenges faced by American military personnel in wars from the Civil War until the later conflicts in the 20th century

Carroll founded the war letter-collecting Legacy Project when his Washington, . home burned down in 1990, taking his family letters with it. A "Dear Abby" announcement of the project led to 50,000 responses. Now, at 31, Carroll follows up 1999's bestselling Letters of a Nation (which spans 400 years and myriad walks of life) with this cull of dispatches. This book reveals personal thoughts and challenges faced by American military personnel in wars from the Civil War until the later conflicts in the 20th century. It is pro-war, anti-war and everything in between. This book reminds me of the sacrifice that so many make for their country.

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The Civil War - World War I - World War II - The Korean War & The Cold .

The Civil War - World War I - World War II - The Korean War & The Cold War - The Vietnam War, The Persian Gulf War, Somalia, & Bosnia.

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. War Letters - Andrew Carroll. Andrew Carroll has assembled a collection of previously unpublished letters that run the gamut of wartime emotio. . Praise for andrew carroll’s war letters. Andrew Carroll has given America a priceless treasure. These letters are intimate, deeply personal portraits of the courage, sacrifice, and sense of duty that made this country.An excellent compilation that I enjoyed reading very much-and believe you will, too. -Stephen E. Ambrose.

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With the drama of history and the intimacy of memoir, Andrew Carroll's landmark anthology encompasses every .

With the drama of history and the intimacy of memoir, Andrew Carroll's landmark anthology encompasses every conflict, from the Civil War to Desert Storm. Presenting 175 letters, this book captures vivid depictions of famous battles, profound reflections on the nature of warfare, gripping tales of rescues and escapes, and many more unforgettable expressions of fear, loneliness, love, and patriotism. 14 people like this topic.

Biography and booking information for Andrew Carroll, Director of The Legacy Project. Contact All American Speakers Bureau to inquire about speaking fees and availability, and book the best keynote speaker for your next event. In keeping with The Legacy Project, War Letters is a lasting tribute to those who have fought for this country and a celebration of the enduring power and lyricism of personal letters.

In 1998, Andrew Carroll founded the Legacy Project with the goal of remembering Americans who have served this nation and preserving their letters for posterity. Since then, more than 50,000 war letters discovered in basements, attics, scrapbooks, and old trunks have poured in from around the country. The best of these letters are assembled in this extraordinary collection, offering unprecedented insight into the Civil War, World Wars I and II, Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, the Persian Gulf, and even the fighting in Somalia and the Balkans.

Featured here are dramatic accounts of combat written immediately after the most ferocious battles American troops have ever faced; poignant expressions of love by homesick husbands and sweethearts; humorous anecdotes and gripes about insufferable conditions; thoughtful reflections on the nature of warfare; and perhaps most devastating, a startling number of last letters, heartfelt messages penned just hours before the sender was killed.

These historic letters capture the full fury and intensity of warfare, and they reveal in vivid detail what the servicemen and women of this nation have experienced and sacrificed on the front lines. War Letters is a lasting tribute to those who have fought for this country, and celebrates the enduring power and lyricism of personal letters.

War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars epub download

ISBN13: 978-0743508438

ISBN: 0743508432

Author: Andrew Carroll

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Historical

Language: English

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio; Abridged edition (May 15, 2001)

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Rating: 4.3

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Mora
I purchased this book several years ago, and we still have it. The reason I mention it, is that we donate most of our books - simply because we have no intention of reading them again. I bought this for my husband as a gift and he kept going on and on about it to the extent that I decided to read it when he was done. It's just very touching - the letters kind of put faces to the people in history are usually referred to as a statistical number. My husband liked it & he doesn't usually care for reading. I liked it, and while I love reading - I don't usually like history. It's hard to describe the effect some of these letters have on the reader. I can only say it was a powerful read. We decided it would be one of those rare books that has its own permanent place on our bookshelf - to reread or loan out to friends and family.
Mora
I purchased this book several years ago, and we still have it. The reason I mention it, is that we donate most of our books - simply because we have no intention of reading them again. I bought this for my husband as a gift and he kept going on and on about it to the extent that I decided to read it when he was done. It's just very touching - the letters kind of put faces to the people in history are usually referred to as a statistical number. My husband liked it & he doesn't usually care for reading. I liked it, and while I love reading - I don't usually like history. It's hard to describe the effect some of these letters have on the reader. I can only say it was a powerful read. We decided it would be one of those rare books that has its own permanent place on our bookshelf - to reread or loan out to friends and family.
Malakelv
I bought this book to teach 6th graders that even though these events took place before the students were born, the people who wrote them are real and had real hopes and dreams and lives just as any other person. I think hearing some of these letters really made the events surrounding them more real to the students. One of the reasons we study history is to see how certain events impacted the LIVES of real people, and this really does that. I would not turn this book loose on kids for them to read at will, as several of the letters contain language and subject matter inappropriate for children. Still, in the hands of the teacher, it can be very effective at letting students know how scary, real, and horrific the duties of war can be.
Malakelv
I bought this book to teach 6th graders that even though these events took place before the students were born, the people who wrote them are real and had real hopes and dreams and lives just as any other person. I think hearing some of these letters really made the events surrounding them more real to the students. One of the reasons we study history is to see how certain events impacted the LIVES of real people, and this really does that. I would not turn this book loose on kids for them to read at will, as several of the letters contain language and subject matter inappropriate for children. Still, in the hands of the teacher, it can be very effective at letting students know how scary, real, and horrific the duties of war can be.
Mr.Twister
An amazing look into the thoughts and experiences of our soldiers. Some of these letters will leave the reader heartbroken, others will leave you feeling fortunate that you did not have to endure what they did. Still others will make you very proud that you came from the same country that produced the authors. The letters also include brief follow-up stories to what happened later to the soldier who authored the correspondence. This would be a fantastic edition to any high-school or college course on American History. Very moving and powerful to say the least.
Mr.Twister
An amazing look into the thoughts and experiences of our soldiers. Some of these letters will leave the reader heartbroken, others will leave you feeling fortunate that you did not have to endure what they did. Still others will make you very proud that you came from the same country that produced the authors. The letters also include brief follow-up stories to what happened later to the soldier who authored the correspondence. This would be a fantastic edition to any high-school or college course on American History. Very moving and powerful to say the least.
Wishamac
A truly meaningful and thoughtfully selected series of personal letters; studying letters like these always provides a lucid and unique view of war and the effects of a war on the combatants, their families, their countries, and their communities.
Wishamac
A truly meaningful and thoughtfully selected series of personal letters; studying letters like these always provides a lucid and unique view of war and the effects of a war on the combatants, their families, their countries, and their communities.
Voodoogore
I saw this book mentioned on a TV program and researched it a bit before buying it. I am a veteran myself and have served in several locations overseas and far from home. I received this book and keep picking it up and reading more of the letters written by others who served. An incredible insight through the words of Veterans from many conflicts. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to in some way to see what our troops felt compelled to share with those back home.
Voodoogore
I saw this book mentioned on a TV program and researched it a bit before buying it. I am a veteran myself and have served in several locations overseas and far from home. I received this book and keep picking it up and reading more of the letters written by others who served. An incredible insight through the words of Veterans from many conflicts. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to in some way to see what our troops felt compelled to share with those back home.
Celace
The book has some great war letters in it, and they are not all about combat, some very personal and touching ones. Many letters in fact have nothing to do with War and in fact are about personal matters back home.
The Editor sometimes also sets up the letters with a bit of history behind the specific time of the war, a great touch.
It makes war a bit more personal and in a time we find ourselves prepared to perhaps see another War, it makes you realize War is not a glorious thing as Hollywood would paint it. There is a time when you must stand and defend what you and your country stand for, but make no mistake, War means death and pain.
The letter many of these soldiers wrote are touching not because of the bravery they showed, but because they showed often how scared they were or how no matter what was going on around them, they always kept their loved ones in their minds. It reminds us all that all soldiers have someone waiting for them back home.
I recommend you read this book along with "Slaughter House 5" and see if you ever look at War the same again.
Celace
The book has some great war letters in it, and they are not all about combat, some very personal and touching ones. Many letters in fact have nothing to do with War and in fact are about personal matters back home.
The Editor sometimes also sets up the letters with a bit of history behind the specific time of the war, a great touch.
It makes war a bit more personal and in a time we find ourselves prepared to perhaps see another War, it makes you realize War is not a glorious thing as Hollywood would paint it. There is a time when you must stand and defend what you and your country stand for, but make no mistake, War means death and pain.
The letter many of these soldiers wrote are touching not because of the bravery they showed, but because they showed often how scared they were or how no matter what was going on around them, they always kept their loved ones in their minds. It reminds us all that all soldiers have someone waiting for them back home.
I recommend you read this book along with "Slaughter House 5" and see if you ever look at War the same again.
I_LOVE_228
An amazing collection of letters from the great wars that have shaped our country. The one theme that comes through in all of the letters is a spirit of optimism. But there is no glamour attached to the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf ... these letters confirm that war is the last solution to the world's problems. Ken Jones
I_LOVE_228
An amazing collection of letters from the great wars that have shaped our country. The one theme that comes through in all of the letters is a spirit of optimism. But there is no glamour attached to the sacrifices that have been made on our behalf ... these letters confirm that war is the last solution to the world's problems. Ken Jones
This book is a great read. It is refeshing to be able to read words, thoughts and dreams from people as they perform such honorable duty overseas. This book is powerful and should be required reading for all, especially Americans.

Some anti-war activist may think it is "pro-war" but it isn't just that. This book reveals personal thoughts and challenges faced by American military personnel in wars from the Civil War until the later conflicts in the 20th century. It is pro-war, anti-war and everything in between.

This book reminds me of the sacrifice that so many make for their country. It is a great tribute for those who have served.
This book is a great read. It is refeshing to be able to read words, thoughts and dreams from people as they perform such honorable duty overseas. This book is powerful and should be required reading for all, especially Americans.

Some anti-war activist may think it is "pro-war" but it isn't just that. This book reveals personal thoughts and challenges faced by American military personnel in wars from the Civil War until the later conflicts in the 20th century. It is pro-war, anti-war and everything in between.

This book reminds me of the sacrifice that so many make for their country. It is a great tribute for those who have served.