Code Talker Stories

Item No: 33734

$ 14.95

  • In these pages the Navajo Code Talkers speak, in English and Navajo, about past and present. Laura Tohe, daughter of a Code Talker, interviewed many of the remaining Code Talkers, some of whom have since passed on. The Navajo language helped win World War II, and it lives on in this book as veterans truly share from their hearts, providing not only more battlefield details, but also revealing how their war experiences affected themselves and the following generations. Their children and grandchildren also speak about what it means to them today. Beautiful portraits accompany their words.

    • Author: Laura Tohe
    • Paperback: 208 pages
    • Publisher: Rio Nuevo Publishers; first edition (September 10, 2012)
    • ISBN-10: 1933855746
    • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Laura Tohe, daughter of Code Talker Benson Tohe, grew up on the eastern border of the Dine (Navajo) homeland. A poet, writer, and librettist, Laura's work has been widely published. She is also a professor in the Department of English at Arizona State University. She resides in Mesa, Arizona.
  • In this enlightening and moving book, Navajo Code Talkers remember the war and reflect on the aftermath and the legacy they will leave behind. The veterans, able to speak to a daughter of one of their own in English and Navajo, truly share from their hearts. They not only provide important battlefield details, but they also reveal how their war experiences affected themselves and the Navajo generations that followed.
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