- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; Reprint edition (Aug. 7 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425247856
- ISBN-13: 978-0425247853
- Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 2.2 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 299 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII Paperback – Aug 7 2012
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Praise for Code Talker
“Gripping in its narrative, Code Talker is history at its best.”—Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army (Ret.), co-author of Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters
“A fascinating inside look at one of WWII’s most closely guarded secrets…This is an important book, a previously untold piece of our history.”—Marcus Brotherton, author of Shifty’s War
“You don’t need to be a fan of World War II literature to appreciate this memoir…a fascinating melange of combat in the Pacific theater, the history of the Navajo people and the development of a uniquely American code.”—Associated Press
“A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A remarkably affecting first-person account of the Navajo Marines who served their country with distinction through some of the worst battles of the Pacific theater.”—The Washington Times
About the Author
Chester Nez was a World War II veteran who indispensably served his country as a Navajo code talker. He passed away in 2014.
Judith Schiess Avila is a code talker scholar with the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Chautauqua Program. She tours the state giving presentations on the topic.
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