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The Navajo Code Talkers based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
I found Navajo Code Talkers would be an excellent research tool, but I was disappointed in it as reading material strictly for enjoyment. I love to read historical novels and have thoroughly enjoyed many of them, but I am afraid I cannot include Navajo Code Talkers as one of those I enjoyed. If you are looking for a reference on the Navajo Indians, particularly the Code Talkers during WWII, then this is the tool you need to use. It is very thorough but reads more like a text book than a novel. The book is published by Dorrance Publishing and I read it as part of the Dorrance Book Review Team. I am afraid it is more likely not one I will read again.
This is a piece of history seldom talked about, and left out of school curriculum. The Navajo Code Talkers were instrumental in the war effort in World War II and devised a code that was NEVER broken. This is a well written and documented book and is a must read for World War II buffs and historians.
In this educational account of the use of the Navajo language as a 'code' during WWII, one is enlightened-if not inspired by the courageous men who banded together to create a code in the patriotic spirit of true Americans. The interviews that Doris Paul conducted and the information that she gathered to write this book have since become treasured collections of a time nearly forgotten. As you read this book, it helps one to understand what it took for the Navajo men involved, and how important it was for them to take their very complex language and use it for the good of a nation. Accurately written and filled with fascinating facts, this book is a must read for anyone who values the knowledge of WWII.