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Title:
In honored glory : Arlington National Cemetery, the final post
Author:
Bigler, Philip.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Arlington, Va. : Vandamere Press, [1994]

©1994
Physical Description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780918339300

9780918339317
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Book

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Both of these books offer a history of Arlington National Cemetery, the property George Washington Curtis once envisioned as a shrine to his grandfather, George Washington. Later the property of Robert E. Lee, the site was seized by the federal government during the Civil War as a military headquarters for the Union Army. Then in 1864 land was used for the burial of Union Army dead. From a virtual potters field, Arlington stands today as perhaps the best known of our national cemeteries. Bigler, who served as a historian at Arlington, includes a chronicle of events from the sinking of the Maine to the Challenger disaster and describes their relationship with Arlington. He offers an insider's view of the interments of John and Robert Kennedy and provides background on other notables buried at Arlington. Also given are details about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and Bigler's own experience with the interment of the Vietnam Unknown. Peters's interesting account provides, along with the history, over 100 biographies and anecdotes of people buried at Arlington. This eclectic list includes Constance Bennett, Dashiell Hammett, and Medgar Evers, along with a number of military notables. He describes major monuments and memorials and provides a large foldout map. Despite some duplication, many libraries may want to consider both books. George F. Scheck, Naval War Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Library Journal Review

Both of these books offer a history of Arlington National Cemetery, the property George Washington Curtis once envisioned as a shrine to his grandfather, George Washington. Later the property of Robert E. Lee, the site was seized by the federal government during the Civil War as a military headquarters for the Union Army. Then in 1864 land was used for the burial of Union Army dead. From a virtual potters field, Arlington stands today as perhaps the best known of our national cemeteries. Bigler, who served as a historian at Arlington, includes a chronicle of events from the sinking of the Maine to the Challenger disaster and describes their relationship with Arlington. He offers an insider's view of the interments of John and Robert Kennedy and provides background on other notables buried at Arlington. Also given are details about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers and Bigler's own experience with the interment of the Vietnam Unknown. Peters's interesting account provides, along with the history, over 100 biographies and anecdotes of people buried at Arlington. This eclectic list includes Constance Bennett, Dashiell Hammett, and Medgar Evers, along with a number of military notables. He describes major monuments and memorials and provides a large foldout map. Despite some duplication, many libraries may want to consider both books. George F. Scheck, Naval War Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.