I just finished this today and have already recommended it. The first hand history. The openness of writer sharing his life story with us. His ability to paint pictures with his words is a true gift.
I love everything about this man. I love that Chester Nez forever put it all down for us. He never stopped giving of himself for his country for us to his very last days. I love that he shared so openly about his childhood. I was in awe of his sharing and description of the Navajo traditions that helped heal him from some of his war experiences. His ability to tell his story keeping the oral tradition of The People alive just overwhelms me. His battle descriptions were hard, but needing to be heard and somehow really came through to me, they were not over dramatized or elaborate, but I really, truly heard and felt the fear and the determination.This book helped me put together pieces of the some of the WWII puzzle, I never quite grasped before.
No, I have not.
I would like to say, for any boomers out there who may not have understood their fathers, please listen to this story. If helped me understand my father even though his war was was not in the South Pacific and he was not Native American. Chester Nez filled some blanks in for me, it may be one of the most important books I have read.I am once again filled with gratitude and awe. Hearing Chester Nez speak his beautiful language at the end repeating the very first code he spoke all that time ago made me weep.
I do love the historical setting of this novel, the Tang Dynasty such a complicated and fascinating political history. I do very much appreicate Guy's treatment of the women; they were no fools knew how and when to use their given "places" and it comes through in his telling of this story. As usual becuase of dept of this particualr time period; I did find the story hard to follow. I find it hard to keep track of all "background players", but then it wouldn't be a story of anicent Asia, as I understand it, without the many behind the Throne.
Probably not this one; not Kay's best in my opinion, however; I may have anticpated it so much in my mind that it fell a little shy for me. I would never discourage anybody from reading Guy's work overall though.
Alluring at times; well defined; excellent tone.
I did do a little research Sardian horses. Who wouldn't? Also, I may very well read for myself this story as that always helps me sort out all the players. BTW, this a very good question I personally feel a book is well read if it inspires one to reach out.
I like both her print and listening versions.
Her description of the salt marshes always fascinate me.
I would not change anything.
Archeology and Australia come together in an intriguing mystery. Rituals as old as bones reach out from the grave.
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