"From Guadalcanal through Bougainville to Peleliu, Nez relates a riveting tale of jungle combat and his personal struggle to adapt to civilian life following the most cataclysmic war in our nation’s history. Gripping in its narrative, Code Talker
is history at its best."-- Colonel Cole C. Kingseed, U.S. Army (Ret.), co-author of Beyond Band of Brothers
"A fascinating inside look at one of WWII’s most closely guarded secrets…This is an important book, a previously untold piece of our history."-- Marcus Brotherton, author of Shifty's War
"You don’t need to be a fan of World War II literature to appreciate this memoir…a fascinating melange of combat in the Pacific theater, the history of the Navajo people and the development of a uniquely American code."-- The Associated Press
"A unique, inspiring story by a member of the Greatest Generation." -- Kirkus Reviews
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Chester Nez is a World War II veteran who indispensably served his country as a Navajo code talker.
Judith Schiess Avila is a code talker scholar with the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities Chautauqua Program. She tours the state giving presentations on the topic. She and Chester have been friends since 2007.