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Navajo Code Talkers (edition 1994)

by Nathan Aaseng, Roy O. Hawthorne (Foreword)

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Title:Navajo Code Talkers
Authors:Nathan Aaseng
Other authors:Roy O. Hawthorne (Foreword)
Info:Walker Books for Young Readers (1994), Paperback, 96 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:**1/2
Tags:non-fiction, U.S. history, world history, war/war's effects, Native Americans/First Nations, YA, read but don't own/no longer own

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Ok book that related the WWII Navajo code talkers to the events of the time. I thought that it spent too much time on history and not enough on the men who made it. A whole chapter, for instance, was dedicated to the Japanese attempts to break US code. That seemed to be not the subject of this book. ( )
  buffalogr | Apr 23, 2012 |
There are still a few Code-Talkers alive today (2011) and they make their yearly appearances at the tribal celebrations which often include a street parade. This book chronicles the wartime need for cryptographers and the use of the the Navajo men for combat communications. This book is geared for young adults, but the writing is actually at a much higher level. The content would be challenging for any middle or high school student. The Code-Talkers were used, in this book, in the Pacific Theatre on the island battles with the Japanese. This book credits the Code-Talkers with saving countless American lives by frustrating the Japanese in their search for decipherable and actionable US messages. The Code-Talkers are revered among the Navajos themselves but this book highlights their contributions to all Americans. This small group of neglected service men find their place among the many brave people who contributed to the victory in the Pacific and the end of the Second World War. ( )
  sacredheart25 | Aug 31, 2011 |
An informative look into the history of the World War II Navajo Code Talkers. They were in charge of sending messages between American troops in their native language to avoid being decoded by the Japanese. They were a part of the United States Marine Corps. This book includes actual pictures, bibliography and index.
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On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.

Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of the special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II.

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Describes how the American military in World War II used a group of Navajo Indians to create an indecipherable code based on their native language.

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