Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War

TUE, APR 17, 2007 (42:16)

Andrew Carroll reads from his new book, Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War, a moving record of the importance of religion and spirituality to troops and their families from the American Revolution to the fighting in Iraq. The letters capture the spirit, the humor, and the courage of the men and women on the front line.

+ BIO: Andrew Carroll

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.

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