Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery

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Bittersweet and breathtaking, this gorgeously illustrated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, guiding readers gently through the stories of its 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 ...

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Overview

Bittersweet and breathtaking, this gorgeously illustrated edition celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery, guiding readers gently through the stories of its 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.

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"In photographs and text so beautiful, so respectful and so honest that they repeatedly bring tears to the reader’s eyes, Where Valor Rests captures the meaning and importance of the nation’s most storied graveyard."— Dallas Morning News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426204562
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 5/19/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 451,793
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery

    This book was purchased to help remember the vivid experience my wife and I had while visiting Arlington National Cemetery. It is a great pictorial of this national treasure.

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