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    DescriptionIn the 1920s, growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation wasn't easy. There was no electricity or indoor plumbing. The New Mexico summers were hot and the winters harsh. But the beautiful mesas provided bountiful land on which to raise sheep and goats, and the Navajo celebrated their spiritual connection to nature. His name wasn't Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, as the teachers sought to rid him of his culture and traditions. But discrimination didn't stop Chester from answering the call to defend his country after Pearl Harbor, for the Navajo have always been warriors, and his upbringing gave him the strength--both physical and mental--to excel as a Marine. During World War II, the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used. But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language, they created the only unbroken code in modern warfare--and helped assure victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific. Chester Nez is the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine code talkers--and this is his story.


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    Title
    Code Talker
    Subtitle
    The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chester Nez, By (author) Judith Schiess Avila, Narrator David Colacci
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 191 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452654980
    ISBN 10: 1452654980
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, HBJK
    B&T General Subject: 170
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    BIC subject category V2: GPJ
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    B&T Approval Code: A14204062
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 57470
    DC22: 940.54/8673092
    DC23: 940.545973
    LC classification: D810.C88 N49 2011D
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHWR7, NHWL, NHK, GPJ
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    12 December 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Judith Schiess Avila is a code talker scholar with the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Chautauqua Program. Chester Nez is a World War II veteran who indispensably served his country as a Navajo code talker. David Colacci has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years, during which time he has won "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included on Best of Year lists by such publications as "Publishers Weekly," "AudioFile" magazine, and "Library Journal."
    Review quote
    "A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation." ---Kirkus