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Arlington National Cemetery, Shrine to America's Heroes

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The definitive guide to America's most treasured national burial ground, its history, and its heroes.
Paperback, 333 pages
Published December 3rd 2005 by Woodbine House (first published December 31st 1987)
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I have to give a big thank you to the National Park Worker who recommended this book. Thank you, Ma’am, you were so right.

I picked this up last year when I visited the Cemetery.

The book is a comprehensive guide to Arlington. It includes a history (brief) of the property as well the family. Then there is a history of the Cemetery itself – including the fact that for a time it housed escape slaves on part of the property. There is a section of 100 people, notables and un
I purchased this on a visit to Arlington in the late 1990s. I had traveled to meet my sister and her children prior to their visit to my home. We spent time at the graves of our relatives.

The book has snippets of many famous Americans buried at Arlington. It is an interesting read.
Wonderful little book. Full of minutiae. Have been there several times but had no idea of the depth or past history of Arlington.
All the info you want about the cememtary, without rifling through the National Archives.
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