… an intriguing history of a true American shrine. Poole … has done excellent work. Many veterans are apt to say that Arlington National Cemetery proves the federal government can do something right—and Poole certainly underscores that sentiment.
From the Book
It was a beautiful day for a funeral. The last of the cherry blossoms drifted on a cool breeze, which carried the scent of cut grass and wet stone over Arlington National Cemetery. Somewhere in the distance, the early morning mowing subsided, soon to be overtaken by the all- day crack of rifles, the rattle of horse-drawn caissons, and the mournful sound of Taps floating among the tombstones . . .