Acclaimed Author to Visit WMU

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2012

Best-selling author Andrew Carroll will be on WMU's campus Friday, February 10, to share correspondence from U.S. soldiers—Carroll is the editor of several New York Times best sellers, including War Letters and Behind the Lines. He also edited Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, which inspired the film Operation Homecoming.
The film was nominated for an Oscar and won an Emmy for best documentary.

In addition to writing, editing, and activism, Carroll founded the Legacy Project, which is a volunteer initiative that honors veterans and active-duty troops by preserving their wartime letters and emails. As a result of traveling to all 50 states and more than 40 countries, Carroll has collected an estimated 85,000 correspondences—all previously unpublished and spanning EVERY WAR IN U.S. HISTORY.

Carroll’s efforts have been profiled on “NBC’s Nightly News,” “FOX News,” CNN, PBS, The History Channel, NPR, “CBS Sunday Morning,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” and “Nightline,” and he was featured as a “Person of the Week” on “ABC’s World News Tonight.” Carroll has also been a contributing editor and writer to numerous publications, including the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time, and National Geographic.

Carroll has also founded the "Here is Where" Campaign, which is a volunteer effort to photograph and document Historic Landmarks in the United States.

Carroll’s talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, Schneider Hall. The event is free and open to the public. His talk will be followed by a Q & A session, and he will sign books during a reception at 3 p.m. Reservations for the talk can be made by contacting 269.387.5050.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Military Science in the Haworth College of Business and the University Center for the Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences.

To learn more about Carroll or his campus visit, please follow the links below:

LINK: Haworth College of Business News

LINK: Legacy Project

LINK: “Here Is Where”

LINK: National Geographic Traveler 

LINK: Youtube—Operation Homecoming

LINK: Andrew Carroll Wiki

LINK: Simon & Schuster —Andrew Carroll Books