Publisher: Charles River Editors
*Includes pictures*Explains the transformation of Arlington from a private estate to a military cemetery*Includes contemporary accounts describing Arlington and its history*Includes a bibliography for further reading*Includes a table of contents“Looking across this field, we see the scale of heroism and sacrifice. All who are buried here understood their duty. All stood to protect America. And all carried with them memories of a family that they hoped to keep safe by their sacrifice.” – President George W. Bush, 2005Cemeteries are by their very nature tragic places, as they would never exist were it not for the inevitably cold hand of death that will certainly take out each person eventually. Given that fact, each bears its own unique history, whether it be the Valley of the Kings in Egypt or a small family plot in rural Georgia. Naturally, Arlington National Cemetery, sitting as ...