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2013 USU Faculty Author Spotlight

The Merrill-Cazier Library is showcasing all of the 2013 Faculty Authors and their books in the Richard Schockmel USU Collections Room on the 2nd floor of the Library. We are proud of USU's faculty authors! This week we are highlighting:

Robert S. McPherson

Professor

Department of History

Holiday, Samuel & McPherson, Robert S. 2013. Under the Eagle: Samuel Holiday Navajo Code Talker. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press.

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.