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Arlington National Cemetery is America's most treasured national burial ground .

Arlington National Cemetery is America's most treasured national burial ground, steeped in history and the site of many of our most solemn national memories. Chapters discuss Arlington's history up to the present day, the American patriots and noted heroes buried there, major monuments and memorials including living memorials (. tree dedications), and a handy visitor's guide.

A very useful book for those who want to find the graves of their heroes in Arlington Cemetery. A summary of the lives of each man or woman as well as a map detailing the location of the grave is provided. For those who have read heavily about the lives of these heroes it is a moving experience to stand before their tombstones in the quiet of the cemetery. seoulful, April 13, 2009.

Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes. This book is a wonderful representation of Arlington National Cemetery. Every American should have a book like this in their library as a reminder of the cost of freedom. Having been to ANC many times, this book even made me stop and notice the breathtaking beauty of this landmark as if seeing it for the first time. In addition to honoring our fallen, one cannot help but come away from reading this book with a sense of the sacrifice it takes to provide the honors and maintain the beauty ANC, from the soldiers of The Old Guard to the staff of the cemetery.

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Arlington National Cemetery serves as a cemetery and a memorial to America's persons of national importance, including presidents, Supreme Court justices, and countless military heroes. The Cemetery was established during the Civil War as a final resting place for Union soldiers on approximately 200 acres of Mary Custis Lee’s 1,100-acre Arlington estate. The property was expanded over the years to encompass more than 624 acres of burial grounds of more than 400,000 American servicemen.

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1999); and James Edward Peters, Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America's Heroes, 2nd ed. (2000). Gene Gurney and Harold Wise, Arlington National Cemetery: A Picture Story of America's Most Famous Burial Grounds from the Civil War to President John F. Kennedy's Burial (1965), provides helpful background.

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

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Informative, descriptive book of the Lee family's home (Arlington House) and the national cemetary and how it came about. Great Civil war information as well as descriptions of the different sections of the cemetary and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. Good book to add to your historical book collection.
Worked next to Arlington, plan to be interred there, but did not know everything in this book, not by half ! not by a quarter! learned a lot. Gave to overseas relatives who devoured every word and one couple even came to DC just to tour Arlington. A must have for students of American History.
Knights from Bernin
Such a wonderful book I had to get the anniversary updated version.
This will be very helpful when I go to Arlington -- so many famous people are there I never knew about. Should get the video to review, also. Very interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. With such perfection among the soldiers, it is hard to believe the administrator allowed so many problems to marr this sacred ground.
The BEST book on ANC.
During a recent business trip to Washington I took an afternoon off to visit Arlington National Cemetery and pay my respects to a cousin buried there, B/Gen. Robert Lee Scott. Of my father's generation, he fought in World War II as commander of the Flying Tigers and came home to write the best-selling book, God is My Co-Pilot.

It was a beautiful Fall day and I enjoyed spending the afternoon there using this book with its map as a guide through the Cemetery. One cannot help but be deeply moved and think about the ultimate sacrifice that brought so many of these young men and women home from battles all over the world for the last time. This guide was very helpful as I walked from one section to the next, finding the resting place of one particular general, or politician or other notable after another and reflecting on life and circumstances that brought them here.

Peters' book is ideal for those interested in learning more about many of America's best and bravest buried there. Men and women whose graves go back nearly 150-years along the rolling hills and beautiful overlooks to the Pentagon and the City of Washington -- 657 acres of resting places for people with real lives and stories to tell.

No book could possibly tell the story of more than a few hundred of the 300,000-plus honored souls there, but Peters' 334-page book does a wonderful job of providing one-to-three page biographical sketches of many of the most notable. For example, after providing a history of the establishment and growth of the Cemetery, among the first dozen or so profiled are: the Apollo One Astronauts; Gen. "Hap" Arnold; Justices Hugo Black, Warren E. Burger, William J. Brennan and Harry Blackmun; "Pappy" Boyington; Gen. Omar Bradley; polar explorer Richard E. Byrd; Claire Lee Chennault; and Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Names typically recognized by those who are well-read or interested in American history and politics. There is a sincerity to the writing, casual but respectful, with hundreds of photographs of graves and prominent individuals.

For better photographs, but more of a coffee table book, readers will want to purchase and read the beautifully produced National Geographic book, "Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery." But for a guide, Peters' book is light enough for visitors to carry and more thorough and easier to use than another guide I had -- "In Honored Glory: Arlington National Cemetery The Final Post" by Philip Bigler (4th ed.).

I highly recommend Peter's book for academic and public library collections, individuals interested in learning more about the cemetery and those buried there, and as a gift book to families with loved ones buried there.

R. Neil Scott
Middle Tennessee State University
This is by far the best text devoted to the history of Arlington national cemetery I've seen. It begins with a detailed hisory of how the Washington-Lee family aquired the property, and the government seizure during the Civil war.. The property was used as a burial ground in part to prevent Robert E. Lee family from returning. The book goes on to list numerous notables now buried there and includes a brief but informative biography of each, most have pictures of the gravesite. Finally the book lists the many memorials inside and around the cemetery and the offical requirements for burial at Arlington.. A Fascinating book, I've read it several times and find something new every time I pick it up. Well worth purchasing for the history buff, or the casual tourist who wants to learn more about our most important national shrine.
Arlington National Cemetery : Shrine to America's Heroes download epub
Author: James E. Peters,James Edward Peters
ISBN: 1890627143
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Woodbine House; 2 edition (January 1, 2001)
Pages: 333 pages