Having always been and admirer of the Native Americans, I would have never guess the relation of the man and the other code talkers were so profound in the out come of the Pacific Island campaigns. Having been to Iwo Jima in 1995 and seen the beach were so many died, this book made a large impact on me. I hope to contact Mr. Nez and give him a small bit of sand from Iwo Jima.
I am a child of the 50's, love kids, animals, plants. I adopted a Sulphur mustang mare (desendant of the warhorses of the Conquistadors).
I would recommend this audiobook to a friend. This is history in first person, and it is important for people to understand the contributions of the Navajo people to this country. It's also an opportunity to glimspe an old and honored culture. I admire Chester as an individual, and the culture that could produce men of such integrity.
I liked the opportunity to understand more about the Navajo point of view. I also love the prayer Chester's father taught him. We all need to achieve balance, and to walk in beauty.
Chester, of course.
No, because I didn't want it to end. I did listen to it twice.
I have not listened to David Colacci before this. He suited the role, and I would be interested in hearing additional work by him.
Thank you, Chester, as this book allows every American to better understand thoughtful behaviour behind serious undertakings. Thank you Judith, as the writing conveys a character consistent with the time and place.
This book explained how the USA was able to use a homegrown and little respected national Resource to maintain our national Freedom.