Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, this updated edition includes new images, an afterword by Brigadier General Creighton Abrams, Jr., and a revised map of the cemetery including newly acquired additional land. Bittersweet and breathtaking, this gorgeously illustrated edition guides readers gently through the stories of Arlington National Cemetery's surprising origins, the people who tend the graves and mourn the fallen heroes, the tomb guards, the services, and more. With nearly 200 exceptional photographs, poignant essays, and a detailed map of the historic points of interest and memorials, this commemorative book of Arlington National Cemetery is a treasure. Touching new photographs of the 150th anniversary commemorations mark this historic milestone for the world-famous cemetery both a fitting tribute and a stirring reminder of the values Americans hold dear.
Rick Atkinson is the best-selling author of The Long Gray Line, a narrative account of West Point's class of 1966; Crusade, a history of the Persian Gulf War, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn. His other awards include two more Pulitzers, the Livingston Award for international reporting, the John Hancock Award for Excellence; the George Polk Award for national reporting, and a PEN special citation for non-fiction.
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