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Code talker : a novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two / Joseph Bruchac.

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Author/Creator:
Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2005
Imprint:
New York : Dial Books, c2005.
Format:
  • Book
  • 231 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-227).
Contents:
  • Sent away
  • Boarding school
  • To be forgotten
  • Progress
  • High school
  • Sneak attack
  • Navajos wanted
  • New recruits
  • Blessingway
  • Boot camp
  • Code school
  • Learning the code
  • Shipping out to Hawaii
  • Enemies
  • Field maneuvers
  • Bombardment
  • First landing
  • On Bougainville
  • Do you have a Navajo?
  • Next targets
  • Guam
  • Fatigue
  • Pavavu
  • Iwo Jima
  • In sight of Suribachi
  • Black beach
  • Okinawa
  • Bomb
  • Going home
  • Author's note
  • Selected bibliography
  • Acknowledgments.
Summary:
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
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ISBN:
0803729219
9780803729216

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