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Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir By One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Judith Schiess Avila, Chester Nez

Narrated By: David Colacci

Date: December 2019

Duration: 9 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.

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 on a New Mexico reservation 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.

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  • Mark S.

    This first hand account is spellbinding on many levels. We get to learn about the development of the code, first hand experiences of the war in the Pacific, and the ordeals of the native American boarding schools. Mr. Nez led a fascinating life which he speaks of in a matter of fact manner. The reader, David Colacci makes the book sound as if Chester is sitting in the room with us, telling his story. This is a great collaboration among Chester, Ms. Avilla ( the author Chester worked with) and David, the reader.

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