Andrew Carroll

Author, 'Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History'

Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including WAR LETTERS, LETTERS OF A NATION, and BEHIND THE LINES. WAR LETTERS inspired the critically acclaimed PBS documentary of the same name, and the audio version of the book was nominated for a Grammy in the “Spoken Word” category.

Andrew also edited, on a pro bono basis, OPERATION HOMECOMING: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families. The book inspired the film “Operation Homecoming,” which was nominated for an Oscar and won an Emmy for best documentary.

In 1998, Andrew founded the Legacy Project, an all-volunteer initiative that honors veterans and active-duty troops by preserving their wartime correspondence. Andrew has traveled to all 50 states and more than 40 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, and he has collected, to date, an estimated 90,000 previously unpublished letters (and emails) from every war in U.S. history.

Andrew is donating his entire war letters collection to Chapman University, and Andrew is now the founder and director of the newly named "Center for American War Letters" at Chapman.

Andrew has been a contributing editor to numerous publications, including the New Yorker and TIME, and his op-eds and articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Details, Attaché, and National Geographic. He is also a regular columnist for American History magazine.

A 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Columbia University, Andrew has received, among other accolades, the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Medal of Honor; The Order of Saint Maurice, bestowed by the National Infantryman’s Association; The Free Spirit Award, presented by the Freedom Forum; and the Chairman’s Medal from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award given by the NEA.

Andrew’s most recent book, HERE IS WHERE: Discovering America’s Great Forgotten History (Crown) was just published and is part of a larger campaign to seek out and preserve historic sites across the country. For more information, please visit

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