While American soldiers defend their country with U.S. military fighting units, their ties to the homeland are ironically only pieces of paper exchanged with loved ones. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE presentation captures moving examples of this correspondence using the voices of acclaimed actors to read letters full of emotion, humor, hatred, and patriotism culled from the compilation bestseller WAR LETTERS: EXTRAORDINARY CORRESPONDENCE FROM AMERICAN WARS. Accompanied by home movie and archival footage of wars from the American Revolution through to the Persian Gulf War, this collection of readings includes stories of love and longing to anticipation of battles from which the author would never return. Readers include Joan Allen, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, and Esai Morales.
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