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Code Talker
Code Talker
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Throughout World War Two, in the conflict fought against Japan, Navajo Code Talkers were a crucial part of the U.S. effort, sending messages back and forth in an unbreakable code that used their native language. The Navajo Marines saved countless American lives, yet these brave soldiers weren't able to tell anyone - not even their families -...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439891004
ISBN-10: 0439891000
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 230
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Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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An excellent historical novel - carefully researched and based on first person accounts. Tells of the Navajo Marines who sent coded messages in coded Navajo during WW II Pacific battles.
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This novel is an excellent introduction, for young and 'old' adults, to the true story of the Navajo code talkers of WW II. The story, if taken as written, would have made a better movie than Windtalkers, with Nicholas Cage, with its butchered outlook.

While there were a few minor problems with some historical points, something you need to overlook in any novel, there was one major error which astounded me. The author claims, through his protagonist, the second raising of the American flag over Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was a 'staged' event. It has been proven, over and over again, the second raising was not staged.
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