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The Resource It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II, Stephen Mack

It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II, Stephen Mack

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It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II
Title
It had to be done
Title remainder
the Navajo code talkers remember World War II
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Mack
Title variation
Navajo code talkers remember World War II
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In early 1942, during the dark months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a group of 29 Navajo Marines, fresh out from boot camp, were taken into a room with bars on the windows and a guard at the door. Their task: devise a top-secret code that would thwart the sharpest cryptanalytic minds in Imperial Japan. And they succeeded. This book documents their staggering wartime achievement: the formation and use of the Navajo Code. But the book is also about the lives eight Navajo Code Talkers, told in their own words: the difficult living conditions faced during their childhood, and their boarding school experiences where the Navajo language was strictly - sometimes brutally - suppressed. This is their story. It's a story of humble origins; a code that the most brilliant minds were unable to break; a code that saved thousands of American lives. It's a story about their hazardous duty, often performed under murderous enemy fire, with some paying the ultimate price. It's a story about intelligence, courage, and ultimately, about patriotism -- Back cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
M23 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II, Stephen Mack
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Growing up on the reservation, growing up at school -- Sunday December 7, 1941 -- Recruiting and training -- On the battlefield -- Iwo Jima -- The war ends -- Going home -- Life after the war -- Epilogue -- The Navajo code -- The Navajo code talkers : an honor roll -- Index
Control code
232131999
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9780972889612
Lccn
2008925429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232131999
Label
It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II, Stephen Mack
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Growing up on the reservation, growing up at school -- Sunday December 7, 1941 -- Recruiting and training -- On the battlefield -- Iwo Jima -- The war ends -- Going home -- Life after the war -- Epilogue -- The Navajo code -- The Navajo code talkers : an honor roll -- Index
Control code
232131999
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9780972889612
Lccn
2008925429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)232131999

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