The Navajo Code Talkers

The Navajo Code Talkers

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by Bruce Watson
     
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014357562
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
04/18/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
74,716
File size:
576 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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The Navajo Code Talkers 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not a book; it is a brief pamphlet. No wonder B&N won't list the number of pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
35 pages of nothing.
frydaddy More than 1 year ago
Had no idea it was only 40 pages long
sargels More than 1 year ago
great read for the history buff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
hooping More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
momm3SM More than 1 year ago
This is the fascinating story of a code that could not be broken!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
interesting
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
mayflowerKY More than 1 year ago
Very interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen the movie awhile back but this goes so much more in depth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love history, Native American history, WW II history, this is the book for you. So thankful that someone got it written down before that generation is gone.
CigarGuy More than 1 year ago
This was a good quick read. Lots of good info was learned.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor attempt at telling a story. Not worth the time or trouble. Sorry, but I call 'em as I read them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and very interesting--well worth reading!