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Publisher Description

The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.

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 II, 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

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
4.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Braveknightsbro ,

Great read, very humbling

It moves really fast once you get into it

maryme_d ,

Code Talker

An incredible book about a Dine warrior! It was very hard to put this book down. After reading this book, I had so many questions for my parents who also went to boarding school. I asked my parents what their Navajo names were and had more questions for my father about this education. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book! I plan to give it to my parents to read.

Sliser's ,

Code talker

I read this book on paper and I loved it

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