People: Senator Ted Kennedy, Chief Justice William Rhenquist, Tuskegee Airmen, Iraqi War casualities, and the Columbia Shuttle astronauts
Monuments: September 11 Memorial, Air Force Memorial, 3rd Infantry & 4th Infantry Memorials, and numerous trees designated as Living Monuments
Visitors Guide: Burial Regulations and Religious Symbols
Also included are several new photos featuring new memorials--for example, the Correspondents Memorial and Columbarium--plus updated maps.
Written in close cooperation with cemetery staff, the National Park Service, and Arlington House, the third edition of Arlington National Cemeteryis arguably the most comprehensive guide to this cherished place, where lie both the famous--admirals, generals, presidents, Supreme Court justices, and astronauts; and the not-so-famous--enlisted men, nurses, and unknown slaves. Peters details the history of the cemetery's inception and development and presents more than 100 biographies of some of the most celebrated people buried there.
Enjoy this terrific guide for its coverage of unique and important aspects of American history, or use it to prepare for a trip to Arlington National Cemeteryand orient yourself while there. Makes a perfect gift for travelers and history buffs!
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A book that would have earned 5 stars if they had included the names of sculptors mentioned in the book in the index. That forced me to vandalize my copy by adding an additional sculptior's index.
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.