The Story of Our Nation's Cemetery
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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AMERICA'S RESTING PLACE. The story of the national cemetery--from the Revolutionary War to the present.
Arlington recounts the complicated history of one of the nation's most famous and most-visited national monuments and its fascinating daily life. Carefully researched and documented, Chris Demarest's watercolor paintings capture the spirit and pathos of the last resting place of more than 300,000 Americans who have served their country.
Chris Demarest has been an author and illustrator for more than thirty years, contributing to more than one hundred titles. Working as an official artist for the United States Coast Guard, his travels have taken him as far as the Persian Gulf. He lives in Meriden, NH.
Young historians and D.C. travelers will embrace this detailed, loving tribute to a very sacred place.
Demarest writes clearly, organizes the information well, and illustrates the story in nicely composed, sometimes luminous paintings.