By J. Eric Thompson, George E. Stuart

A Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs (Civilization of the yankee Indian)

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It was a devastating blow for a group of fighting men who had tried to convince themselves that their country was invincible. The battle, dubbed the Battle of Savo Island, was the worst Naval defeat endured by the United Sates in 130 years. And the Japanese had lost no ships. Deprived of much-needed food and ammunition, the Guadalcanal operation, originally code-named Operation Watchtower by Allied brass, became known among the fighting men as Operation Shoestring. Despite their lack of Naval support, and despite the fact that the Japanese—who controlled the seas around Guadalcanal—delivered reinforcements of men, food, and ammunition, the hungry Marines used every bullet and drove the enemy from the airfield.

I have never been in the military, and I am not Navajo. I did not know what to expect. So, like a fisherman I cast my questions into vast unknown waters and pulled in an assortment of remarkable narratives. I first learned about Chester’s role as a World War II code talker. The saga of the devastating war, over before I was born, captivated me. Then, hearing of his childhood in the Checkerboard Area in New Mexico, where a difficult life made him strong, pulled me back even further into a rich history.

Or I see the little boy who, at boarding school, was punished for speaking his native Navajo language, the very language that led to the famous code. When Chester, his son Mike, and I first met, we did not know that we’d create this book. An interview was what Chester and Mike had in mind. But talking for a couple of hours wasn’t enough. I have never been in the military, and I am not Navajo. I did not know what to expect. So, like a fisherman I cast my questions into vast unknown waters and pulled in an assortment of remarkable narratives.

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