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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two Paperback – July 6, 2006
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How these Navajo marines came to become major players in WWII victory in the face of horrendous racially biased treatment at home is gripping. They were great american heroes, only to be treated like dirt upon their arrival home. Powerful, fascinating story that is impossible to put down.
The book tells of a Navajo who was forced to learn English as a young child. He was assigned an English name and was never aloud to speak Navajo. As he aged and went through High School the Japanese were starting a war with the United States. Because the Japanese would intercept all of the Americans messages there was no way to communicate. The U.S. started to recruit Navajo's because of the language they spoke: Navajo.
The author tells us of his journey through WWII and his heroic story of courage and bravery while fighting to communicate with the "Main land". As the story progresses the author meets new friends and finds buddies from home. He describes war very thoroughly. He also describes the loss of a friend and how devastating it can be, especially during war.
There is a long introduction to the book (about 70 pages) in which reads very slowly. After you get past the beginning it is a page turner. I have recommended this book to my whole class because of the authors stunning ability to compel thoughts and emotions during war and hard times.
This is a short read with lots of interesting facts that have never been aloud to be spoken. The book would be considered Historical-Fiction because of its small amount of fictional content. I liked this book a lot and think that you would too. If you like anything to do with history, I would suggest that you read this book.
When he grew up he, he decided to do something with his life so he joined the Marines after Pearl Harbor was attacked. At that time the marines were looking for codetalkers Navajo codetalkers. The Marines attimatically sent him to the Pacific to start transmitting messages.
In the beginning of the story, he was forced to to leave his family and go to a school where they hated Navajo Indians. In the middle of the book, Kii was a code talker. Being a code talker he spoke the native language as a code in World War 2. To find out what happened to Kii, read the book.
The theme is Navajo Indians helped Americans in World War 2. This book reminded me of wars. Boys who like action will like this book.
B.C. in Annapolis
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I ordered my headband on a Friday and it arrived on Sunday. It was nearly packaged and without damage. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very good book. Gave me an insight into Navajo life and traditions as well as their contribution to the war. They saved thousands of lifes.Published 15 days ago by Kathleen Macgregor
The fictional story of a Navajo who became a code talker walks you real historical events of WWII and the secret of the code. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Avidreader1951
This book gave me so much more information about these brave and dedicated men. And, again we have to realize that discrimination played a significant part by Americans in thisPublished 26 days ago by Silly Mimi
I learned a lot about Native Americans (NA) I did not know. The little I knew before reading the book came from my experience with the YMCA's Indian Guide and Indian Princess... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sammy K
This book is fiction but it is written for school children to understand what these great American heroes did is helping us win WWII.Published 2 months ago by Janet
It was exciting but some parts were very boring.
I enjoyed learning about the Navajo sacred language and the code that they used.
This book is presented as fiction, but is so well researched the reader feels as though he were given a first hand account of the Code Talkers.Published 2 months ago by Barsum