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Max Allan Collins is the New York Times best-selling author of Road to Perdition and multiple award-winning novels, screenplays, comic books, and more. Browse his mysteries and thrillers.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: HarperEntertainment (October 2, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060000961
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060000967
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,328,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Max Allan Collins has earned an unprecedented nine Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award nomination for his Nathan Heller historical thrillers. A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award nominee in both fiction and nonfiction categories, Collins scripted the internationally syndicated comic strip "Dick Tracy" from 1917 to 1993. His previous ten novels include In the Line of Fire, Air Force One, and the New York Times bestselling Saving Private Ryan. His graphic novel Road to Perdition is the basis of a DreamWorks feature film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, directed by Sam Mendes. Working as an independent filmmaker in his native Iowa, he has written and directed three features most recently the innovative Real Time: Siege at Lucas Street Market, a 2001 DVD release from Troma.

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Max Allan Collins is a New York Times bestselling author of original mysteries, a Shamus award winner and an experienced author of movie adaptions and tie-in novels. His graphic novel ROAD TO PERDITION was made into a major motion picture by Tom Hanks's production company, Playtone.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "johnny_5" on July 5, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book from start to finish was a rollercoaster of different feelings. Its jam-packed with descriptive battle sequences, from the first page the adrenalin just keeps on pumping throught out the book. How the characters interact with each other, and how they respect each other is so enjoyable to read and exciting. I really felt for the vast amount of likable and unlikable characters.
Haunted by the brutal battle on the island Guadacanal,where 'Joe Enders' (Nic Cage)was the only man of his unit to survive. Ender's is determined to get back into action and fight for his country, but with a badly damaged ear it doesn't look promising. But 'Rita' (Frances O'Connor), a nurse who is fond of Joe helps him cheat and passes his hearing test. Rita feels bad about her part in helping him cheat, but knows deep down that Joe really wants to go back. Rita feels very distant from Joe and wants to get closer to him. Joe is confused a deeply scarred by the effects of war is unsure what to feel towards this beutiful nurse.
In steps two native Navajo indians : 'Ben Yahzee' & 'Charlie Whitehorse'. Two marines called in to be used as codetalkers in the vital pacific battles. The Japanese were unable to decipher their native toungue and so were a great weapon for America. Joe finds out it his job to protect the 'code'. To his disappointment he acts as a bodyguard to Yahzee. But if he falls into enemy hands , Joe's job is to protect the 'code', in otherwards kill Yahzee.
The other marine assigned to protect Whitehorse is 'Anderson'. Both marines are musically talented and interact quickly. However Joe keeps a fair distant from Yahzee and only communicates when he has to.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David K. Taggart on February 25, 2004
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To give credit where credit is due, there are some good action scenes, and the plot does more swiftly along the predictable course. But this is really rough going.
To begin with, they have jazzed up the actions of the Navajo codetalker. Instead of showing what they mainly did -- sending coded messages about important logistics, intelligence, and operations functions -- we are shown them as code-talking basic artillery fire missions at small-unit level. I guess it is more exciting to have them screaming the Navajo code for, "We need fire support, now!!!" than reciting, "We need 3000 howitzer shells within three days."
For the most part this is unojbectionable pulp -- barely edited (Marines wear "boondoggers"?).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Al St. George on December 27, 2002
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I have gained a deep respect for the Navajo from the reading of Wind Talkers. We Americans of foreign lineage fail to appreciate our Indian brothers in this country. There is a cult of appreciation of Indians in Germany. When I was in Europe there was a highly publicised entertainment involving American Indians.
The book takes us from the jungles of Guadalcanal to the months of preparation for the invasion of Saipan. We learn that the Indians have dignity and pride and love of family. After reading the book I had an obsessive desire to see the movie. The movie was good, but the book was better.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Cook on March 4, 2003
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Cpl. Joe Enders is in the middle of the swamp somewhere in the island, by given his first command to 15 marines inculding 3 of his friends fought against hundreds of japanese soilders until only one survived, Joe Enders. After Joe got a promotion to a Sergeant he was assigned to his next mission: saipan, which belonged to Japan. His job is to Protect a Navajo Codetalker, Private Ben Zahee at all cost. As the mission Begins, Sgt. Enders finds himself that a Navajo world is different from his world. but this story is about friendship between 2 different man from 2 different worlds.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Greg Golden on April 24, 2002
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I first found about about the movie "Windtalkers" on a TV preview and it looked so good, i could not wait till the movie came out,so i said to myslef, maybe there is a book out so if there is, i wont have to wait for the movie. I read the book all winter and i just finished right before i went on vacation. It was one of the greatist books i have ever read in my entier life.
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