On Hallowed Ground — Press

‘Hallowed Ground’: A Final Resting Place At Arlington

NPR, Talk of the Nation
November 11, 2009

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Sen. Kennedy Joins Brothers at Arlington

CBS Evening News
August 29, 2009

The Kennedys’ appreciation for Arlington started when President John Kennedy decided to take a random Sunday drive in March of 1963, eight months before his assassination.

According to Robert Poole, journalist and author of On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery, Kennedy happened to drive to the cemetery and then decided to walk up a hill, reports CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews. Read more and watch video

Robert M. Poole on “The Battle of Arlington”

Smithsonian Magazine
By Megan Gambino
October 20, 2009

Robert M. Poole was an editor and writer for National Geographic for 21 years. He retired from the magazine in 2004, the same year that his book Explorer’s House, about the history of National Geographic‘s founding family, was published. Poole has written for National Geographic, Preservation, The New York Times, The Washington Post and Smithsonian, where he has been a contributing editor since 2005. His latest book, On Hallowed Ground, from which “The Battle of Arlington” is adapted, is due out in November. Read more…