WASHINGTON (March 19, 2015)—National Geographic and the Army Historical Foundation celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arlington National Cemetery with an anniversary edition of the New York Times best-selling book, WHERE VALOR RESTS: Arlington National Cemetery (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1481-3; on sale April 7, 2015; $40).
This gorgeously illustrated book guides readers through the stories of Arlington National Cemetery’s surprising origins; the people who tend the graves and mourn the fallen heroes; the tomb guards; the moving graveside services that honor the men and women who served our country; the traditional wreath-laying on Memorial Day; and more. A detailed map shows all of the grave sections, historic monuments and memorials as well as the gravesites of U.S. presidents, Supreme Court justices and noteworthy sports figures, astronauts, engineers, doctors and scientists. With nearly 200 exceptional photographs, poignant essays and an illustrated timeline of the cemetery’s history, this commemorative book on Arlington National Cemetery is a fitting tribute to this hallowed place considered to be the most sacred square mile in America.
The talents of writers and photographers with more than 10 Pulitzer Prizes among them as well as the skills of a phalanx of accomplished military photojournalists went into creating this bittersweet and breathtaking book. With an introductory essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson and touching new photographs of the 150th anniversary commemorations, WHERE VALOR RESTS marks this historic milestone anniversary for the world-famous cemetery and is a stirring reminder of the values that Americans hold dear.
About Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson is the best-selling author of “The Long Gray Line,” a narrative account of West Point’s class of 1966; “Crusade,” a history of the Persian Gulf War; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “An Army at Dawn.” His other awards include two more Pulitzers, the Livingston Award for international reporting, the John Hancock Award for Excellence, the George Polk Award for national reporting and a PEN special citation for nonfiction.
About National Geographic Books
National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach and give readers access to a world of discovery — and possibility. Each year we publish more than 150 new books for adults, families and children on a wide range of nonfiction subjects, from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. National Geographic books are available in 38 languages and more than 60 countries and in countless bookstores, mass-market outlets, schools, libraries and specialty retailers throughout the world.