Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery (Signed Book)

Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery (Signed Book)

by Tom Cotton

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Overview

In articles for the newspaper O Brado Africano in the mid-1950s, poet and journalist José Craveirinha described the ways in which the Mozambican football players in the suburbs of Lourenço Marques (now Maputo) adapted the European sport to their own expressive ends. Through gesture, footwork, and patois, they used what Craveirinha termed “malice”—or cunning—to negotiate their places in the colonial state. “These manifestations demand a vast study,” Craveirinha wrote, “which would lead to a greater knowledge of the black man, of his problems, of his clashes with European civilization, in short, to a thorough treatise of useful and instructive ethnography.”

In Football and Colonialism, Nuno Domingos accomplishes that study. Ambitious and meticulously researched, the work draws upon an array of primary sources, including newspapers, national archives, poetry and songs, and interviews with former footballers. Domingos shows how local performances and popular culture practices became sites of an embodied history of Mozambique. The work will break new ground for scholars of African history and politics, urban studies, popular culture, and gendered forms of domination and resistance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062961198
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jeremy Arthur is an audiobook narrator. His readings include Power Foods for the Brain by Dr. Neal Barnard, Thoughtful by S. C. Stephens, Strange Fates by Marlene Perez, and Spring Chicken by Bill Gifford, among others.


Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before election to the Senate. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Tom is married to Anna and they have two sons, Gabriel and Daniel.


Tom Cotton is a United States Senator from Arkansas. He served in Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division and in Afghanistan with a Provincial Reconstruction Team. Between combat tours, he served with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment (“The Old Guard”) at Arlington National Cemetery. His military decorations include the Bronze Star, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Ranger Tab. He served one term in the House of Representatives before election to the Senate. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Tom is married to Anna and they have two sons, Gabriel and Daniel.

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Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 27 days ago
I am not much for history or biography books but this is a book everyone who lives in the US should read. The honor and dedication that the Military gives to our fallen is tremendous and makes me proud to be an American. The book is weaves stories into the tradition and history in a way that makes the reader feel, understand and appreciate the service of our military families. Be ready for tears because they come easily!
caochedSC 3 months ago
Senator Cotton's book is very well written. It is most touching with the insights he gives about U.S. History, the military in general, the ARMY, and very specifically Arlington National Cemetery. If you have ever been at Arlington during the changing of the guard, you will want to read this book. If you are an American history buff, you'll want to read this book. I could hardly put it down until I finished it. It is that good.