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Summary: "There has been a great deal of writing the past several decades about Native American Code Talkers of World War Two. The published works have been about Navajos and the tremendous contribution they made in the Pacific campaigns of the war. What is often overlooked is the role played in both World Wars by men of other tribes. There were Cherokee, Choctaw, Comanche, Creek and other tribal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Reycraft Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 STA

Smith, Michael

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5486 SMI

Bruchac, Joseph

Summary: After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BRU

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BRU

McClain, S. (Sally)

Summary: Based on first-person accounts and Marine Corps documents, and featuring the original code dictionary, Navajo Weapon tells how the code talkers created a unique code within a code, served their country in combat, and saved American lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rio Nuevo Publishers 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5403 MCC

Summary: It tells the fascinating story of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the groundbreaking cryptanalyst whose painstaking work decoding thousands of messages for the U.S. government would send infamous gangsters to prison and bring down a massive, near-invisible Nazi spy ring in WWII. A suburban wife and mother who led a secret double life, her remarkable contributions to the science of cryptology would...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COD

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4 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV COD

Riordan, Rick.

Summary: Amy and Dan, members of the powerful Cahill family, try to uncover the thirty-nine clues which will reveal the secrets of their lineage and find out what really happened to their parents.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: J FIC CLU

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC RIO

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FIC RIO

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC RIO

Wallmark, Laurie

Summary: In this picture book biography, young readers will learn all about Elizebeth Friedman (1892-1980), a brilliant American code breaker who smashed Nazi spy rings, took down gangsters, and created the CIA's first cryptology unit. Her story came to light when her secret papers were finally declassified in 2015. From thwarting notorious rumrunners with only paper and pencil to "counter-spying into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRI

Summary: The documentary provides viewers with highly personal insights from a group of Native American war heroes regarding their service on behalf of the United States and the Navajo Nation. The secret code these marines developed, based on the unwritten Navaho language, was never broken, giving American troops an upper hand in many battles that ultimately led to Japan's surrender in 1945.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC NAV

Barone, Rebecca E. F.

Summary: "A nonfiction manuscript for young readers about a group of Allied spies and codebreakers that cracked the Nazis's infamous cypher, allowing them to read secret military messages and turn the tide of World War II. During WWII, as the Germans waged war, every Nazi plan, every attack, was sent over radio. But to the Allies listening in, the messages sounded like gibberish. The communications were...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAR

DeBrosse, Jim.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DEB

Gorenberg, Gershom

Summary: "As World War II rages in North Africa, General Irwin Rommel marches his troops swiftly through Egypt, aiming to overrun he entire Middle East. An uncanny sense of his enemies' weaknesses and positions informs each move. The Nazis, somehow, have a source for the Allies' greatest secrets. Yet Rommel is not the only one with stolen knowledge. allies cryptographers are breaking the extraordinarily...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs, Hachette Book Group 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 GOR

Blackwood, Gary L.

Summary: From the ingenious ciphers of Italian princes to the spy books of the Civil War to the advanced techniques of the CIA, codes and code breaking have played important roles throughout history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 BLA

Greenfield, Amy Butler

Summary: "Biography of Elizebeth Smith Friedman, an American woman who pioneered codebreaking in WWI and WWII but was only recently recognized for her extraordinary contributions to the field"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Studio 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 FRI

Summary: Follow the fascinating story of America's journey into World War II and discover the remarkable, selfless courage and bravery of Americans both at home and abroad that literally turned the tide of the war against Adolf Hitler.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cobra Entertainment LLC 2005

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Summary: This braille panel is a great way to start teaching braille to individuals of all ages. Works great in the classroom or with a tutor. The dots are raised to provide the tactile learning experience of braille while the letters are engraved to assist sighted individuals

Format: three dimensional object

Publisher / Publication Date: Creative Escape Rooms 2017

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1 available in STEM Kits, Call number: J STEM KIT 244

Baker, Brynn.

Summary: "Discusses the heroic actions and experiences of the Navajo code talkers and the impact they made during times of war and conflict"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, a Capstone imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BAK

Mundy, Liza

Summary: Documents the contributions of more than ten thousand American women who served as codebreakers during World War II, detailing how their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and enabled their subsequent careers.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 940.54 MUN

Pincock, Stephen.

Summary: A four-thousand-year history of cryptography ranges from the time of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs to the present, explaining encryption's development and evolution, looking at famous codes, and offering clues for code-breaking.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Elwin Street 2010

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Budiansky, Stephen

Summary: "A sweeping history of the NSA and its codebreaking achievements from World War II through the Cold War shares insights into the challenges faced by cryptanalysts and their role in some of the most complicated events of the twentieth century,"--NoveList.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 BUD

Janeczko, Paul B.

Summary: Discusses and provides practice in making and breaking codes and ciphers, as well as in building simple coding devices to transmit secret messages.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan 1984

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.5436 JAN

Janeczko, Paul B.

Summary: Presents history, trivia, and code-breaking tales in a guide book to the world of secret writing that includes examples of a variety of codes and ciphers.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2004

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 652.8 JAN

Aaseng, Nathan.

Summary: Describes how the American military in World War II used a group of Navajo Indians to create an indecipherable code based on their native language.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.5486 AAS

Buckley, James

Summary: "By the time the United States joined the Second World War in 1941, the fight against Nazi and Axis powers had already been under way for two years. In order to win the war and protect its soldiers, the US Marines recruited twenty-nine Navajo men to create a secret code that could be used to send military messages quickly and safely across battlefields. Author James Buckley Jr. explains how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 BUC

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHO

Downing, Taylor

Summary: World War I is often viewed as a war fought by armies of millions living and fighting in trenches, aided by brutal machinery that cost the lives of many. But behind all of this an intellectual war was also being fought between engineers, chemists, code-breakers, physicists, doctors, mathematicians, and intelligence gatherers. This hidden war was to make a positive and lasting contribution to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.4 DOW

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