Behind the Lines
Behind the Lines: Powerful and Revealing American and Foreign War Letters -- and One Man's search to Find Them edited by Andrew Carroll
Andrew Carroll traveled the US for three years collecting powerful (and previously unpublished) letters written during wars, by both US and foreign troops. There are about 200 letters (some are actually e-mails), including:
descriptions of guerrilla warfare dating back tot he American Revolution,
heated letters between brothers figithing on opposite sides of the US Civil War,
eyewitness accounts of the new generation of weapons unleashed in World War I,
letters between World War II pen pals who fell in love and ended up engaged... all through letters,
secret messages to loved ones from POWs,
final words by dying troops,
gripe letters an humorous accounts from the front lines,
letters censored by the authorities,
a first-hand description of 9/11 by a NYC survivor,
Iraqi civilians telling family members about the Baghdad bombing,
letters of reconciliation between veterans who were former enemies,
Andrew Carroll has edited three best sellers, at least two of which dealt with war letters.
This book is hard cover with dust jacket, 501 pages, and almost 2 pounds. Several black and white illustrations and photos are included.