Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery (Hardcover)

Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery By Rick Atkinson Cover Image
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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.

About 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.

Praise For…


"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


Product Details
ISBN: 9781426214813
ISBN-10: 1426214812
Publisher: National Geographic
Publication Date: April 7th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
 

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