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The Resource Code talker, Chester Nez, with Judith Schiess Avila

Code talker, Chester Nez, with Judith Schiess Avila

Label
Code talker
Title
Code talker
Statement of responsibility
Chester Nez, with Judith Schiess Avila
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although more than 400 Navajos served in the military during World War II as top-secret code talkers, even those fighting shoulder to shoulder with them were not told of their covert function. And, after the war, the Navajos were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968, when the code was finally declassified. Of the original twenty- nine Navajo code talkers, only two are still alive. Chester Nez is one of them. In this memoir, the eighty-nine-year-old Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation -- the hard life that gave him the strength, both physical and mental, to become a Marine. His story puts a living face on the legendary men who developed what is still the only unbroken code in modern warfare
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/5973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.C88
LC item number
N49 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Code talker, Chester Nez, with Judith Schiess Avila
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706017769
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780425244234
Lccn
2011023701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706017769
Label
Code talker, Chester Nez, with Judith Schiess Avila
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn706017769
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780425244234
Lccn
2011023701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)706017769

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