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Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two : A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Code Talker A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Throughout World War II, 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. They braved some of the heaviest fighting of the war, and with their code, they saved countless American lives. Yet their story rema...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780803729216
ISBN-10: 0803729219
Publication Date: 3/17/2005
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
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4 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Dial
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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