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War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars

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Publisher Comments:

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. Nearly two hundred of them comprise this amazing collection — including never-before-published letters that appear in the new afterword.

Here are letters from the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf war, Somalia, and Bosnia — dramatic eyewitness accounts from the front lines, poignant expressions of love for family and country, insightful reflections on the nature of warfare. Amid the voices of common soldiers, marines, airmen, sailors, nurses, journalists, spies, and chaplains are letters by such legendary figures as Gen. William T. Sherman, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernie Pyle, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Julia Child, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, and Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. Collected in War Letters, they are an astonishing historical record, a powerful tribute to those who fought, and a celebration of the enduring power of letters.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Carroll has said that this endeavour is 'more than a book: it's a mission.' In capturing the full horror, heartbreak, intensity, and pathos of warfare, WAR LETTERS pays tribute to the men and women who have fought for peace and celebrates the enduring power and lyricism of personal letters.

About the Author

Andrew Carroll, age thirty-two, also edited the bestselling Letters of a Nation. He is the executive director of the American PoetryandLiteracy Project, a nonprofit organization he co-founded with the late Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, which distributes free books throughout the country to promote literacy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743410069
Editor:
Carroll, Andrew
Foreword:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Foreword by:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Foreword:
Brinkley, Douglas G.
Editor:
Carroll, Andrew
Author:
Carroll, Andrew
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Armed Forces
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
American letters
Subject:
Soldiers' writings, American.
Subject:
Soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
United States History, Military.
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
vol. 27, no. 10
Publication Date:
May 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.20x6.26x1.23 in. 1.24 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743410069 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Carroll has said that this endeavour is 'more than a book: it's a mission.' In capturing the full horror, heartbreak, intensity, and pathos of warfare, WAR LETTERS pays tribute to the men and women who have fought for peace and celebrates the enduring power and lyricism of personal letters.
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