Code Talker: The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of Wwii
  • Code Talker: The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of Wwii
  • Code Talker: The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of Wwii
  • Code Talker: The First And Only Memoir By One Of The Original Navajo Code Talkers Of Wwii
ISBN: 0425244237
EAN13: 9780425244234
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.1" L x 6.1" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
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The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WI.

His name wasn't Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions. But discrimination didn't stop Chester from answering the call to defend his country after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have always been warriors, and his upbringing on a New Mexico reservation gave him the strength--both physical and mental--to excel as a marine.

During World War I, the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used. But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language, they created the only unbroken code in modern warfare--and helped assure victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific.

INCLUDES THE ACTUAL NAVAJO CODE AND RARE PICTURES

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5
   Fascinating History
I have a much greater appreciation for the sacrifices made by these brave men. I am grateful for what they have accomplished. This is a fascinating read.
 
5
   Loved it!
Told an intriguing story of which I knew nothing. Brought me directly into the battlefield and told me a personal story of a man I wanted to know.
 
5
   Honor
Amazing Wonderful Great Read ''. I promise you will love this book as much as I read it, especially if you read anything about the Greatest generationeration.
 
5
   Navajo
This was an incredible story. I am happy that I took the time to read it, and I am pleased that I took the time to read it. On the pages of this book, American history comes to life on the pages of this book.
 
5
   Author does a great job telling about how secret code came about and was used in battles
I was really looking forward to reading this book, very happy to read it. I wanted to learn more about the Navajo Code and its workings, how it was formed and the key roles it played in the battles in the Pacific Theatre. The author does an excellent job of telling his life story starting with how he worked as a boy on the reservation learning the English ways and was sent to school to learn theNavajo ways. As he grew older, he joined the Marines and needed some kind of code to thwart the American forces, so that the Japanese attack could gain more traction and win the Pacific Islands. It was great to read how they formed and used the code in the battle. When he returned from war, the author had a sad life. But it was nice to see him receive some recognition. If you saw the movie Windtalkers, the book has many differences. The author did a great job explaining about the code and how top secret it was.
 
5
   American history at its very best
I would not have thought of growing up on the Navajo reservation as great preparation for being a marine in WWII, but its directives were a great asset.
 
5
   Great history
A true American story about beautiful heroes that should be mandatory reading for all high school students. The United States has been enriched throughout our history with dedicated military men and women. Finally, code talkers are recognized for their tremendous contributions during WW2.
 
4
   Insightful
Not only the Code Talker aspect of the memoir is fascinating, but also the white aspect of Navajo life on the Checkerboard as well as the societal world of the white man.
 
5
   excelent read
Excellent read, very good read. A great resource to fill in the actual historical facts and not the Hollywood narrative that we may be influenced by.
 
5
   Outstanding hero’s
Worth the read : I travelled through Navajo - Hopi Nation and was reminded of our code talkers. Order the e-book and enjoy it immensely. Biographical prose and exceptional info. These men deserved earlier credit deserved greater credit on these men.
 
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