Andrew Carroll

Special guest

Andrew Carroll is the editor of several New York Times bestsellers, including Letters of a Nation, War Letters, and Behind the Lines. Carroll edited the critically acclaimed anthology, OPERATION HOMECOMING: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, and the book inspired the Emmy-award winning film, “Operation Homecoming.” Carroll is the author of the play, “If All the Sky Were Paper,” which has been performed across the country, from the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Carroll is also the writer and co-host, with the Emmy-winning journalist Barbara Harrison, of the podcast BEHIND THE LINES: The World’s Greatest Letters – and the Stories Behind Them ( He is also the creator and designer of the world’s first entirely virtual historical museum, the Museum of American War Letters (

Carroll is the founding director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University (, a nonprofit organization conducting the largest effort in the United States to preserve war-related correspondences from every conflict in U.S. history.

Carroll has given keynote speeches at numerous prestigious venues nationwide, including more than 100 local historical societies and museums, civics organizations, American Legion posts, the Library of Congress, West Point, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U. S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the Pentagon, the American Red Cross, and five presidential libraries.

Carroll 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; and the “Chairman’s Medal” from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award given by the chairman of the NEA.

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