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Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

Paperback Published: 2nd January 1984
ISBN: 9780552124195
Number Of Pages: 400

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CHICKENHAWK contains the most vivid, astoundingly detailed descriptions of flying ever written. It is a devasting account of men at war, of courage and cowardice, boredom and exhilaration, lasting friendship and sudden death.Roberts Mason's war was supposed to bring the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese to their knees in short order. That it didn't is now part of history and for men like Robert Mason, the futility, the senseless destruction it caused to an ancient society, left scars that will never heal.CHICKENHAWK is not a book for weak stomachs, but its powerful message will stay in the memory long after the last page is turned.

Industry Reviews

"It will stun readers" * Time * "Compelling... A hypnotic narrative" * The New York Times * "Chickenhawk is one bloody, painfully honest and courageous book" -- Martin Cruz Smith, author "The best book to come out of Vietnam" -- John Del Vecchio, author of The 13th Valley

Excellent reading


Gritty and raw recollection from a Vietnam war veteran chopper pilot. Tells it like it is, and even during the early years of the war explains the futility and frustration experienced by US troops who believed they were helping a nation overcome the perceived perils of communism. A great read.

Perth, West Australia


What the pilots really went through


Vietnam stories are always about the soldiers but what about the pilots? this book was a massive eye opener for me and anyone who wants to know how it really was in vietnam should read this.





First read it 35 years ago, couldnt put it down then and finding the same now.

Bunbury WA



4.7 3


ISBN: 9780552124195
ISBN-10: 0552124192
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 2nd January 1984
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1