By: Andrew Carroll
Hardcover Edition, 2005 - Autographed
Behind the Lines is the first book of its kind — a dramatic, candid, and intimate look at warfare as revealed in the previously unpublished letters of American and foreign troops and civilians. From riveting accounts of the first shots of battle to heartfelt post-war letters of reconciliation between former enemies, these 200 letters and emails offer some of the most vivid descriptions of war ever recorded and display the full range of emotions expressed in times of war—exhilaration, fear, courage, loneliness, patriotism, rage, compassion, camaraderie, hope, and even humor.
Andrew Carroll is the editor of three New York Times bestsellers: War Letters, Letters of a Nation, and In Our Own Words,. He is also responsible for bringing back the “Armed Services Editions” (ASEs), pocket-sized copies of national bestsellers and literary classics handed out to U.S. forces abroad during World War II. Carroll revived the ASEs in 2002 and has distributed hundreds of thousands of the books to American troops around the world.