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Chickenhawk
by Robert Mason




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A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War

More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason's astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death--the extreme emotions of a chickenhawk in constant danger.

Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Overview

A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War

More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason's astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death--the extreme emotions of a chickenhawk in constant danger.

Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam. -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143035718
  • ISBN-10: 0143035711
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publish Date: March 2005
  • Page Count: 492
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.78 x 5.14 x 0.94 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds


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