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New York, NY: Walker & Company, 2000. Fourth Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 96 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Foreword by Roy O. Hawthorne. Navajo Code Talkers tells the story of this special group, who proved themselves to be among the bravest, most valuable, and most loyal of American soldiers during World War II. On the Pacific front during World War II, strange messages were picked up by American and Japanese forces on land and at sea. The messages were totally unintelligible to everyone except a small select group within the Marine Corps: the Navajo code talkers-a group of Navajos communicating in a code based on the Navajo language. This code, the first unbreakable one in U.S. history, was a key reason that the Allies were able to win in the Pacific.
New York: Longmans, Green and Company [The Ward Ritchie Press], 1940. Presumed first edition/first printing. Hardcover. 282,  pages. Includes illustrations (some with color). Illustrated on endpaper. Occasional footnotes. No dust jacket. Cover has some wear and soiling. Foreword by Commander Leland P. Lovette, U.S.N.
New York: Crescent Books, 1991. Presumed First Edition thus. First printing [stated]. Hardcover. Quarto, 128 pages. Profusely illustrated (color). DJ has slight wear and soiling. Roy Braybrook is a highly regarded aviation writer who has worked in the aeronautical business for over thirty years. Having worked for Hawker Siddley Aviation from 1958, he became a full-time aviation writer upon leaving British Aerospace in 1980. Roy Braybrook has authored many titles for Osprey, including Osprey Aerospace: Soviet Combat Aircraft: The Four Generations.
Washington, DC: United States Army, Center of Military History, 1993. Commemorative Edition. Trade paperback. xx, , 505 pages, wraps, illus., maps (including 7 color maps in separate map envelope), charts, tables, bibliographical note, glossary, index. Philip A. Crowl (1914-1991) was a military historian who taught at universities and conducted research for the United States government, and also served as an intelligence officer. He earned a doctorate in history from Johns Hopkins University in 1942. He served in the United States Navy, serving from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific and reaching the rank of lieutenant commander. He was an assistant professor of history from 1945 to 1949. In 1949, Crowl became a civilian historian for the Office of the Chief of Military History of the United States Army in Washington, D.C., and remained in that position until 1957. He then became an intelligence officer for the United States Department of State, serving to 1967. He published many works on military history during this period of his career, including The U.S. Marines and Amphibious War with J. A. Isley (1951), Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls with E. G. Love (1955), and Campaign in the Marianas (1961). He made his last career move in 1973, becoming the Ernest J. King Professor of History and chair of the department of strategy at the U. S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He retired professor emeritus in 1980.