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Code Talker

A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

(Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Code Talker
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books, c2005
ISBN: 0803729219
Branch Call Number: J FIC B
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm.


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BBC featured the same theme in its magazine this past week: 18 May 2014 Last updated at 19:50 ET... World War One: The original code talkers ...By Denise Winterman BBC News Magazine: When US military codes kept being broken by the Germans in WW1 a Native American tribe came to the rescue. They just spoke their own language - which baffled the enemy - and paved the way for other Native American "code talkers" in WW2. --- http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26963624 Lastly, the 2002 movie Windtalkers was a fictional story based on Navajo code talkers in WW II.

May 21, 2014
  • teresadao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book had some sad parts, some parts that made me feel as though the world is horrible. But I also felt as though I learned a lot about racism, war, and patriotism. I would definitely recommend this book.


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Jun 16, 2014
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"They were pathetic," Bill McCabe said. "Small men who looked lost and sad. Not monsters at all."
"When we saw them," Sam added, "we realizes that our enemies were just human beings."


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