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Notable: Salutes to soldiers

Published May 27, 2007

Monday is Memorial Day, and here are three new books that pay tribute to the U.S. military.

What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery and the Civil War (Chandra Manning, Knopf) approaches the still-argued question of the root cause of the War Between the States by examining what the men who fought it believed.

Miracle at Belleau Wood: The Birth of the Modern Marine Corps (Alan Axelrod, Lyons) is a bestselling historian's re-creation of one of the devastating and decisive battles of World War I.

Where Valor Rests: Arlington National Cemetery (Rick Atkinson, National Geographic) combines the monument's history and traditions with somberly beautiful photographs.


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