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The Politics of Mourning: Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery
by Micki McElya
Harvard University Press, 2016
Cloth: 978-0-674-73724-2 | eISBN: 978-0-674-97405-0 | Paper: 978-0-674-23742-1
Library of Congress Classification F234.A7M35 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 975.5295

Arlington National Cemetery is America’s most sacred shrine, a destination for four million visitors who each year tour its grounds and honor those buried there. For many, Arlington’s symbolic importance places it beyond politics. Yet as Micki McElya shows, no site in the United States plays a more political role in shaping national identity.

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