The Navajo Code Talkers [NOOK Book]

Overview

A top secret military code helped win World War II in the Pacific. The unbroken code was not based on numbers or symbols but on birds and whales and fish. This is the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, who left high desert country to storm tropical jungles, armed only with their language and a rare courage in the face of fire. Author Bruce Watson tells the story, based on interviews and oral histories by the last living Code Talkers.
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Overview

A top secret military code helped win World War II in the Pacific. The unbroken code was not based on numbers or symbols but on birds and whales and fish. This is the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, who left high desert country to storm tropical jungles, armed only with their language and a rare courage in the face of fire. Author Bruce Watson tells the story, based on interviews and oral histories by the last living Code Talkers.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014357562
  • Publisher: New Word City
  • Publication date: 4/18/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 41,428
  • File size: 563 KB

Meet the Author

Bruce Watson is the author of four acclaimed books of American history, including Sacco and Vanzetti, Freedom Summer, and Bread and Roses, each published by Viking. As a frequent contributor to Smithsonian, Watson wrote more than forty feature articles on topics ranging from eels to Ferraris to the history of Coney Island. His pieces have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Yankee, and The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2003.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Brief and valuable !

    EXCELLENT short (38pp) account ofthe who, what, why and how of the Codetalkers. Good solid start on this topic; I plan to share excerpts with my 4th graders.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Words of War

    Compelling account of the code created by Native Americans that the Nazis could never break. This is a short eBook - what B&N calls a Snap. Recommended.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2013

    highly recommended

    great read for the history buff.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2013

    Just a pamphlet

    This is not a book; it is a brief pamphlet. No wonder B&N won't list the number of pages.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    book or Article

    I was surprised to see that the "book" was only 38 pages. subject was only partially covered and didn't satisfy. Big ripoff. Shame on B&N for charging for this "bbok"

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    Very disappointing

    Too short. There was not enough detail. I thought it was an introductory chapter and it was the entire -- I can't call it a book -- the entire whatever it was. I don't know why the person wrote it the way he did. It was not worth the effort. Don't waste the 99 cents. It could be a very good nonfiction work for whomever wants to put the effort into it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    one star

    35 pages of nothing.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    surprise

    Had no idea it was only 40 pages long

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Page Turner This article tells the story of the Navajo Code Tal

    Page Turner

    This article tells the story of the Navajo Code Talkers, who created a secret code the Germans were unable to break. Highly recommended, especially for readers who know nothing about this topic. Also, I'm a high-school teacher, and planning to use this book in one of my classes. It's well written, too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Interesting Background of the Code Talkers

    This book is a very quick read that gives an overview of the role the Navajo Code Talkers played during the war. It is interesting and informative, but you will need to look elsewhere if you are looking for a history and/or in-depth stories of the code talkers. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it to anyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Superficial

    Poor attempt at telling a story. Not worth the time or trouble. Sorry, but I call 'em as I read them

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Should have readthe reviews first

    The history of the Code Talkers was well written but SHORT! What I thought was the introductory chapter was the whole book. Worth reading, but not paying for it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    EVERY ONE SHOULD READ THIS INCLUDEING STUDENTS

    VERY WELL WRITTEN. TO BAD IT MORE IN DEPTH

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2014

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND EVEN IF YOU AREN'T A HISTORY BUFF

    This is the fascinating story of a code that could not be broken!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Too short

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    CLICK HERE, BOY!!!

    YOU LISTEN HERE AND YOU LISTEN GOOD OR ILL KICK YOUR FAT #%$ !!! Hi

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Click here to die

    Fuman

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Good Read

    interesting

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2013

    A nice piece of work on a fascinating subject

    Well-written though pretty short. It comes a little closer to being an essay than a book. But I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

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  • Posted October 12, 2013

    Recommend.

    Very interesting.

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