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Under the Eagle - Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker (Paperback) Loot Price: R418
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Under the Eagle - Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker (Paperback): Samuel Holiday, Robert S McPherson

Under the Eagle - Samuel Holiday, Navajo Code Talker (Paperback)

Samuel Holiday, Robert S McPherson

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Samuel Holiday was one of a small group of Navajo men enlisted by the Marine Corps during World War II to use their native language to transmit secret communications on the battlefield. Based on extensive interviews with Robert S. McPherson, "Under the Eagle" is Holiday's vivid account of his own story. It is the only book-length oral history of a Navajo code talker in which the narrator relates his experiences in his own voice and words.
"Under the Eagle" carries the reader from Holiday's childhood years in rural Monument Valley, Utah, into the world of the United States's Pacific campaign against Japan--to such places as Kwajalein, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. Central to Holiday's story is his Navajo worldview, which shapes how he views his upbringing in Utah, his time at an Indian boarding school, and his experiences during World War II. Holiday's story, coupled with historical and cultural commentary by McPherson, shows how traditional Navajo practices gave strength and healing to soldiers facing danger and hardship and to veterans during their difficult readjustment to life after the war.
The Navajo code talkers have become famous in recent years through books and movies that have dramatized their remarkable story. Their wartime achievements are also a source of national pride for the Navajos. And yet, as McPherson explains, Holiday's own experience was "as much mental and spiritual as it was physical." This decorated marine served "under the eagle" not only as a soldier but also as a Navajo man deeply aware of his cultural obligations.

General

Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2013
First published: August 2013
Authors: Samuel Holiday • Robert S McPherson
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 266
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-4389-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Indigenous peoples
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > Defence strategy, planning & research > General
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Battles & campaigns
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-8061-4389-4
Barcode: 9780806143897

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