Navajo Code Talkers by Nathan Aaseng

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On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.

Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of the special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II.
 

About Nathan Aaseng

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Nathan Aaseng grew up in Minnesota and worked as a microbiologist for four years before becoming a writer. He has written over ninety books for young readers. He lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his wife, Linda, and their four children.
 
Published July 15, 2009 by Walker Childrens. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The gripping story of the Native American volunteers who provided a unique military service during WW II to the very government that had oppressed their people.

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