Arlington National Cemetery, Shrine to America's Heroes

Arlington National Cemetery, Shrine to America's Heroes

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Woodbine House
The definitive guide to Arlington National Cemetery, America’s most treasured national burial ground and the site of many of our most solemn national memories, is newly revised and updated. This 3rd edition includes additional profiles of historical figures buried at Arlington, such as Chief Justice Renquist and the three Shuttle Columbia astronauts; 36 more famous and near-famous in the “notables” section; and new information about memorials recently added to the cemetery. Written in close cooperation with cemetery staff, the National Park Service, and Arlington House, Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes is an excellent on-site guide for visitors. They’ll learn about the people associated with this cherished place and the history of the cemetery’s inception and development. Peters provides more than 100 biographies of the most celebrated – admirals and generals, presidents, supreme-court justices, and astronauts – and lesser-known individuals – enlisted men, nurses, and unknown slaves -- buried there. A handy fold-out map locates their grave sites. No visitor to Arlington National Cemetery should be without this rich resource. Praise for the first edition: “ A terrific service to both eastern travelers and history buffs. An engrossing account….Fascinating appended material. “ -- (*starred review) Booklist

Baker & Taylor
Traces the history of the national cemetery and offers profiles of some of the prominent American's buried there

Publisher: Kensington, MD : Woodbine House, 1986
ISBN: 9780933149045
Branch Call Number: REF 917.55 PETER
Characteristics: viii, 313 pages, 1 unnumbered folded leaf of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Notes: Includes index


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