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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.

Where Valor Rests

Author : Rick Atkinson
ISBN : 9781426214813
Genre : History
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Marking the burial ground's 150th anniversary, a guided tour of the final resting place of America's fallen heroes features 200 photographs accompanied by essays, a detailed map highlighting points of interest and the history of the memorial park's origins.

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.

Arlington National Cemetery Legacy Of Honor

Author : Jim Harris
ISBN : 9781304916389
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Dc Photo Book An Insider S View Of Washington Dc

Author : Stephen R. Brown
ISBN : 9780976615057
Genre : Arlington (Va.)
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DC Photo Book: An Insider’s View is a full-color photographic book featuring photographs of DC spanning three decades. The photographs are exclusive never-to-be duplicated images taken by renowned photographer Stephen R. Brown on assignment for national and international magazines. The book has been featured on the White House News Photographers Association Site, WTTG Fox Washington and is supported by an advertising campaign in the local newspapers and a daily news blogs. It is the most complete and up to date survey of the Memorial and neighborhoods in DC and is updated with every printing. This book was first published in 2009 and has to date sold 16,000 copies. You can order your copy using a credit card through our website or through our Amazon Author’s Page. For case quantities or questions, please feel free to email us at [email protected] or call at 202-667-1965.

Biographical Supplement And Index

Author : David M. P. Freund
ISBN : 9780195102581
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Includes an alphabetical compendium of the biographies of the major African-Americans covered in the series, a guide to relevant historic sites, and a master index.

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ISBN : WISC:89082469826
Genre : Middle Atlantic States
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