Simon & Schuster Audio Has Hollywood Talking! All Star Cast To Record War Letters:

Harry Smith, Noah Wyle, Lukas Haas, Rob Lowe,

Giovanni Ribisi, Eric Stolz, Steve Zahn, John Slattery, Michael Beach,

Campbell Scott, Tom Brokaw, David Strathairn, Robert Foxworth,

Ed Herrmann, Julianna Margulies, Hope Davis, Joan Allen



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Simon & Schuster Audio

    NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is excited to
 announce that an unprecedented all-star cast will read the audiobook WAR
 LETTERS, edited by Andrew Carroll, best-selling author of Letters of a Nation.
 WAR LETTERS, due in stores May 2001, is a dramatic anthology of American
 correspondence that encompasses every major conflict from the Civil War to
 Desert Storm.  Listeners will be moved and inspired by poignant declarations
 of love, vivid accounts of famous battles and profound reflections on the
 nature of warfare.   Narrated by Harry Smith, from A&E's "Biography", and
 edited by Andrew Carroll, the letters will be recorded by multiple readers,
 including Noah Wyle, Lukas Haas, Rob Lowe, Giovanni Ribisi, Eric Stolz, Steve
 Zahn, John Slattery, Michael Beach, Campbell Scott, Tom Brokaw, David
 Strathairn, Robert Foxworth, Ed Herrmann, Julianna Margulies, Hope Davis and
 Joan Allen.  In the spirit of the audiobook, several of the readers will be
 donating their proceeds to the Disabled American Veterans.
 
     ADVANCE PRAISE FOR WAR LETTERS
     "Andrew Carroll has given America a priceless treasure.  These letters are
 intimate, deeply personal portraits of the courage, sacrifice, and sense of
 duty that made this country.  They remind us that greatness is borne on the
 shoulders of the ordinary men and women who love their country and each
 other."  -- Tom Brokaw
     "In the sweep of history the experience of the lone soldier is often lost,
 but in this breathtaking collection the individual voices of the men and women
 who have served this nation come to life with a power and an eloquence that is
 both gripping and unforgettable."  -- Stephen E. Ambrose
     "These war letters are more deeply moving, more revelatory and more
 powerful than any dispatch from the front.  It's truly felt history of what
 war is all about."  -- Studs Terkel
 
     ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     Andrew Carroll is the founder and director of the Legacy Project, a
 national, all-volunteer organization that seeks out historically significant
 war letters by people from all walks of life.  He is also the executive
 director of the American Poetry & Literacy (APL) Project, a non-profit
 organization he co-founded with the late Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky in
 1993, which distributes hundreds of thousands of free poetry books a year
 throughout the country. He currently lives in Washington DC.
 
     ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
     Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest
 audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance,
 self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs and original
 audiobook productions.  In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled
 authors as Frank McCourt, Stephen King, Stephen E. Ambrose and David
 McCullough, Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won four
 Grammy awards and seventeen Grammy nominations since 1989.
 
     Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., is a global
 leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the
 best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed
 and multi-media formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Trade
 Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster New
 Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster U.K., and Simon & Schuster
 Australia.  For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our
 website at http://www.simonsaysaudio.com
 
     WAR LETTERS: Extraordinary Correspondence From American Wars
     By Andrew Carroll, Narrated by Andrew Carroll with letters recorded by
     multiple readers
     Cassette: 6 hours on 4 cassettes / ISBN: 0-7435-0843-2 / $26.00,
     $39.50 CAN
     CD: 6 hours on 5 CDS / ISBN: 0-7435-0843-2 / $32.00 US, $49.00 CAN
     Simultaneous with the Scribner hardcover
     May 2001
 
 

SOURCE Simon & Schuster Audio
    NEW YORK, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Simon & Schuster Audio is excited to
 announce that an unprecedented all-star cast will read the audiobook WAR
 LETTERS, edited by Andrew Carroll, best-selling author of Letters of a Nation.
 WAR LETTERS, due in stores May 2001, is a dramatic anthology of American
 correspondence that encompasses every major conflict from the Civil War to
 Desert Storm.  Listeners will be moved and inspired by poignant declarations
 of love, vivid accounts of famous battles and profound reflections on the
 nature of warfare.   Narrated by Harry Smith, from A&E's "Biography", and
 edited by Andrew Carroll, the letters will be recorded by multiple readers,
 including Noah Wyle, Lukas Haas, Rob Lowe, Giovanni Ribisi, Eric Stolz, Steve
 Zahn, John Slattery, Michael Beach, Campbell Scott, Tom Brokaw, David
 Strathairn, Robert Foxworth, Ed Herrmann, Julianna Margulies, Hope Davis and
 Joan Allen.  In the spirit of the audiobook, several of the readers will be
 donating their proceeds to the Disabled American Veterans.
 
     ADVANCE PRAISE FOR WAR LETTERS
     "Andrew Carroll has given America a priceless treasure.  These letters are
 intimate, deeply personal portraits of the courage, sacrifice, and sense of
 duty that made this country.  They remind us that greatness is borne on the
 shoulders of the ordinary men and women who love their country and each
 other."  -- Tom Brokaw
     "In the sweep of history the experience of the lone soldier is often lost,
 but in this breathtaking collection the individual voices of the men and women
 who have served this nation come to life with a power and an eloquence that is
 both gripping and unforgettable."  -- Stephen E. Ambrose
     "These war letters are more deeply moving, more revelatory and more
 powerful than any dispatch from the front.  It's truly felt history of what
 war is all about."  -- Studs Terkel
 
     ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     Andrew Carroll is the founder and director of the Legacy Project, a
 national, all-volunteer organization that seeks out historically significant
 war letters by people from all walks of life.  He is also the executive
 director of the American Poetry & Literacy (APL) Project, a non-profit
 organization he co-founded with the late Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky in
 1993, which distributes hundreds of thousands of free poetry books a year
 throughout the country. He currently lives in Washington DC.
 
     ABOUT SIMON & SCHUSTER AUDIO
     Simon & Schuster Audio is a leading publisher of general interest
 audiobooks including bestselling fiction, nonfiction, business/finance,
 self-improvement, inspiration, language learning programs and original
 audiobook productions.  In addition to a list that includes such unparalleled
 authors as Frank McCourt, Stephen King, Stephen E. Ambrose and David
 McCullough, Simon & Schuster Audio has produced audiobooks that have won four
 Grammy awards and seventeen Grammy nominations since 1989.
 
     Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., is a global
 leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the
 best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed
 and multi-media formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Trade
 Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster New
 Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster U.K., and Simon & Schuster
 Australia.  For more information about Simon & Schuster Audio, visit our
 website at http://www.simonsaysaudio.com
 
     WAR LETTERS: Extraordinary Correspondence From American Wars
     By Andrew Carroll, Narrated by Andrew Carroll with letters recorded by
     multiple readers
     Cassette: 6 hours on 4 cassettes / ISBN: 0-7435-0843-2 / $26.00,
     $39.50 CAN
     CD: 6 hours on 5 CDS / ISBN: 0-7435-0843-2 / $32.00 US, $49.00 CAN
     Simultaneous with the Scribner hardcover
     May 2001
 
 SOURCE  Simon & Schuster Audio