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Code Talker - The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of Wwii

Judith Schiess Avila

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Description:

In the 1920s, growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation wasn't easy. There was no electricity or indoor plumbing. The New Mexico summers were hot and the winters harsh. But the beautiful mesas provided bountiful land on which to raise sheep and goats, and the Navajo celebrated their spiritual connection to nature. 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 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. Chester Nez is the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine code talkers-and this is his story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Chester Nez, David Colacci

Length:

9h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

10:41


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

27:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:03


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

38:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

18:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

19:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

12:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:22