Describes how the American military in World War II used a group of Navajo Indians to create an indecipherable code based on their native language.Describes how the American military in World War II used a group of Navajo Indians to create an indecipherable code based on their native language.Read Less
B&W era photos. New. Book Condition: UNREAD 2000 Walker Trade Paperback, first printing. Tiny edge wear. B&W era photos of the Code Talkers at work. Content: A fascinating account that sheds light on a little-known contribution of the Navajos during World War II. A civil engineer who spent his childhood among them suggested that their language be used as a perfect unbreakable code. The result was one of the most secret and important aspects of U. S. intelligence work against the Japanese--Navajo code talking. Aaseng details the process by which native-speaking volunteers developed, learned, and used the complicated coding process to send and receive vital information even when the Japanese were intercepting the messages. He gives many examples of the dangers and prejudice the Native Americans faced in the armed services, as well as the special hardships they endured because of their cultural differences. The short, readable chapters are illustrated with photographs from the National Archives and the Library of Congress. This is a book that will appeal to a wide range of students--those interested in army intelligence and cryptography, and in World War II or Native American history. It should prove helpful for reports, but is interesting enough to recommend for recreational reading. Intended to young readers, but adults will like it, as well. Questions welcome [1 copy available]
Yes. Very Good. No Jacket. 6 x 9 trade paperback book. White and brown lettering on the metallic blue spine with an illustrated cover. Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of the group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II. 114 pages. Related laminated newspaper clippings in "back pocket" on rear endpaper. Owner's bookplate. Clean with tight binding and light edgewear in very good condition.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 9 X 6. Pages are tight, bright and clean. No apparent reading wear. 114 pages, notes, bibliography & indexed. Covers, edges and corners good+. Binding firm and straight. If needed for reference, research, analysis or just enjoyment this is the one. B/W photos.
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