Title: The Navajo Code Talkers
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Company, Pittsburgh, PA
Publication Date: 1990
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 7th Printing.
Hardcover with dustjacket, this fine collector's copy is signed by 19 of the Code Talkers, each signee has written their Regiment/Division below their signature, we have verified that all of these names were original Code Talkers, book is in excellent condition, no remarkable flaws, jacket is also in great shape with a few mild traces of rubbing as its only flaw, the original price (13.95) is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, also included is a newspaper article from 2009 about the Code Talkers and two other related inserts, "World War II buffs will delight in this dramatic and thoroughly researched account of what has too long been treated as a footnote in history," illustrated, includes a bibliography ; 170 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 040736
Synopsis: The critically acclaimed book The Navajo Code Talkers by Doris A. Paul remains the single most comprehensive historical account of the contribution of the Navajo Americans during World War II. First appearing in 1973, now with more than 50,000 copies in print, The Navajo Code Talkers was one of the first published efforts to tackle the fascinating subject of how Navajo Marines developed a code based on their own language. Their code was never broken by the Japanese.
From the code?s inception by Los Angeles engineer Philip Johnston through its development and ultimate battlefield implementation, The Navajo Code Talkers presents the story of this crucial element of the war effort in a well-organized, thoroughly researched manner abounding with excitement, national pride, and poignant humor. This inspirational work is liberally illustrated with photographs of the men in action in the South Pacific and substantiated by excerpts from official documents, correspondence with officers who worked with the Navajos, and interviews with code talkers.
On July 26, 2001, the United States Congress awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to the twenty-nine code talkers who developed the heralded, unbreakable military code. President George W. Bush presented the medals to four of the five living code talkers and to family members of the original twenty-nine who had passed away.
Doris Paul?s story of heroism and staunch patriotism has forever immortalized the bravery and ingenuity of the Navajo, and its timeless themes of pride and sacrifice preserve its place as a classical contribution to Native American history. The Navajo Code Talkers is a book for all times and people.
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