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Andrew Carroll

editor, writer

Andrew Carroll is the editor of several bestselling books, including *Letters of a Nation*, *Behind the Lines*, and *War Letters*, which was made into a PBS documentary. He is also the editor of *Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families*, based on the National Endowment for the Arts national initiative of the same name. *Operation Homecoming*, the documentary, appeared on PBS starting in 2007. Carrolls most recent book is *Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War*, published by Doubleday and WaterBrook Press. Carroll is the founder and director of the Legacy Project, a national, all-volunteer initiative that works to honor and remember US troops and veterans by preserving their wartime correspondence. To date, the Legacy Project has received more than 80,000 never-before-seen letters and e-mails from every military conflict in American history. Carroll is also the co-founder, with the late Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky, of the American Poetry & Literacy Project. Carroll's efforts have been profiled on *Oprah*, *NBC's Nightly News*, *FOX News*, *CNN*, *The History Channel* (two different documentaries), *C-Span*, *National Public Radio*, *CBS Sunday Morning*, the *Today Show*, *Good Morning America*, and *Nightline* (which devoted a full broadcast to the Legacy Project). Carroll was also featured as a "Person of the Week" on *ABC's World News Tonight*. Carroll has also been a contributing editor and/or writer to many local and national publications, including *Guideposts*, *Time*, the *New Yorker*, and *National Geographic*. A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University, Carroll has received, among other accolades, the DARs Medal of Honor; The Order of Saint Maurice, bestowed by the National Infantryman's Association; and The Free Spirit Award, presented by the Freedom Forum.