History Center to examine book about WWII Navajo code talkers
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Copies of the World War II memoir “Code Talker” by Chester Nez are now available at the readers services desk at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Street. Adults and high school students are welcome to this discussion of the book which is the only memoir written by one of the original Navajo code talkers, telling of the men who developed and implemented an unbreakable communications system that helped ensure the American defeat of the Japanese in the Pacific War. The discussion is facilitated by History Center curator Philip Mohr. Call to register. After the discussion, guests are welcome to view the exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism.”