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Arlington National Cemetery

Author : Cynthia Parzych
ISBN : 9780762758111
Genre : History
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Walk through America's most sacred ground and come to know the people and events that have shaped history Known for its more than 300,000 graves and for iconic monuments including the John F. Kennedy gravesite and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery is one of America's most important historical landmarks. This book brings you face-to-face as never before with the people and events that have shaped its history. It features: - An introduction that sets Arlington National Cemetery in historical context - A timeline that adds further texture to the history described - A historical tour of key graves, including concise biographies of those who rest there - Nearby places to stay, eat, and visit - Archival and color photos throughout - Two PopOut maps—an archival map, and another showing the cemetery today About the Timeline series These one-of-a-kind books bring you face to face with the people and events that have shaped American history and who have left their mark on some of the nation's most important historical landmarks and locations.

A Living Treasure

Author : Robert C. Knudsen
ISBN : 9781597972727
Genre : History
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Rediscovering God In America

Author : Newt Gingrich
ISBN : 9781591454823
Genre : History
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"Significant monuments, memorials, and artifacts found in our Nation's capital are Creator-endowed as seen through a walk through tour of Washington DC"--Provided by publisher.

Arlington National Cemetary Became My Classroom

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ISBN : 9781456094799
Genre : Literary Collections
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THE IDEA FOR WRITING THIS BOOK came out of my ten years of giving tours in Arlington National Cemetery. The history of the Arlington Estate and the misfortunes that befell the Lee family, resulting in their 1,100 acre property becoming a cemetery, made such an impact on me that I wanted to learn more about the man, Robert E. Lee. But, since I was already 54 years old and had not attended American schools, I knew nothing about James Town, Gettysburg, Bull Run, Antietam, or General Lee’s surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox, Virginia, on that fateful day in April 1865. By listening daily to tour guides going through their narration to visiting tourists, I began to learn the history of the Arlington Estate, and how it became a cemetery. I learned about all the wars America participated in, from the Revolutionary War up to July 2000. I quit my job as driver and tour guide on the grounds of this sacred shrine. I will try to bring Arlington National Cemetery to you, right where you are and place it within your fi nger tips. Just be creative and use your imagination to its fullest.

The Politics Of Mourning

Author : Micki McElya
ISBN : 0674737245
Genre : History
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Arlington National Cemetery holds a distinctive place in American culture and self-conception. An active cemetery that averages thirty interments every weekday, it receives four million visitors each year who come to pay their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives to defend and protect the nation through war and peace. It is a sacred shrine in the popular imagination, hallowed ground that stands not only for those buried within but also for the ideals for which they died and which continue to require honor and respect from all American citizens. As perhaps the most critical site of collective mourning and remembrance in the country, Arlington has become an icon of American patriotism and national identity. Yet despite its central place in the nation's commemoration of its past heroes, few have ventured into the actual history of the place to show how it has evolved from its initial establishment during the Civil War to its current status. Micki McElya delves deeply into the historical past to get beyond the popular narratives and guides to this favorite tourist destination that is so heavily invested with national honor and reverence. In doing so, she gives us the first full history of the cemetery as a physical place that has been shaped and transformed by the political and cultural aims and circumstances of succeeding generations.--

On Hallowed Ground

Author : Robert M. Poole
ISBN : 9780802715494
Genre : History
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Documents the founding of the monument cemetery on the former family plantation of Robert E. Lee, revealing how the site once intended for the burials of indigent soldiers became a national resting place of honor throughout the subsequent century.

Arlington National Cemetery Legacy Of Honor

Author : Jim Harris
ISBN : 9781304916389
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