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Nez, Chester

Overview
Works: 7 works in 19 publications in 1 language and 1,389 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biography  Interviews  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D810.C88, 940.548673092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Chester Nez
 
Most widely held works by Chester Nez
Code talker : the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester Nez( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chester Nez, the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine Navajo code talkers, shares the fascinating inside story of his life and service during World War II
Chautauqua event featuring Ms. Judith Avila & special guest Mr. Chester Nez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presentation featuring Judith Avila, author of the book Code Talker, and Chester Nez, the last surviving member of the original Navajo Code Talkers of World War II
Code talker : the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII by Chester Nez( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
He is the only original World War II Navajo code talker still alive'and this is his story . . . 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 on a New Mexico reservation 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
Chautauqua event featuring Ms. Judith Avila with special guest Mr. Chester Nez ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The life and times of the code talker by Chester Nez( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Chester Nez's memoir was just the beginning. Here are more stories and photos from the last remaining Navajo Code Talker of World War II. After the publication of his book, Code Talker, Chester Nez reflects on the path that took him to where he is today'from growing up on the New Mexico reservation steeped in the traditions of his Native American ancestors, to his days fighting alongside other Code Talkers, to his hardships and triumphs after the war. Here are stories of his family, then and now, tales of his close relationship to nature and her creatures, accounts of how his life and legacy have changed since publishing his memoir, and a tribute to his fallen friends. The Life and Times of the Code Talker is the perfect purchase for those who never want Chester Nez's stories to end Includes a preview of Code Talker: The First and Only Memoir by One of the Original Navajo Code Talkers of WWII INCLUDES NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTOS
 
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Languages
English (19)
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