Code Talker

Code Talker The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

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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.


Book information

ISBN: 9780425247853
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Dutton Caliber
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.548673092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 358g
Height: 229mm
Width: 154mm
Spine width: 22mm