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Code Talker (Warriors Super Edition)
Code Talker - Warriors Super Edition
Author: Joseph Bruchac
The United States is at war, and sixteen-year-old Ned Begay wants to join the cause—especially when he hears that Navajos are being specifically recruited by the Marine Corps. So he claims he’s old enough to enlist, breezes his way through boot camp, and suddenly finds himself involved in a top-secret task, one that’s exclusively performed ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781435267596
ISBN-10: 1435267591
Publication Date: 5/9/2008
Pages: 510
Reading Level: Young Adult

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Book Type: Library Binding
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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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