First published in 1986, Arlington National Cemetery: Shrine to America’s Heroes is the nation’s bestselling guide to our most treasured national shrine. The third edition of this comprehensive guidebook vividly chronicles the story of Arlington, from its checkered origin to its present glory.
Within its pages, you’ll explore every corner of Arlington, retracing the lives of presidents and privates; officers and astronauts; actors, writers, and Supreme Court justices among its 300,000 honored dead. You’ll discover the rich history of more than 40 monuments and memorials that ennoble its hallowed ground, including the Tomb of the Unknowns and the September 11th Memorial.
The Washington Post calls the book “an informative guide…that reveals quite a few surprising facts.” Others agree. You’ll find the book on the shelves of Arlington advocates, military historians, and family members whose loved ones are buried there.
James Edward Peters has been researching, writing, and lecturing on Arlington National Cemetery for nearly 25 years. A native of Quincy, Illinois, he is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the New England School of Law. His articles on Arlington Cemetery have been published in this country and in Europe.