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Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

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Published: 2nd January 1984
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"As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of livitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the US Army gave him his chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In Chickenhawk, Robert Mason gives us a devastating bird's eye-view of that war in all it's horror, as he experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desparate courage of a man 'acting out the roles of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane', says the New York times. 'And we can't stop ourselves identifying with it.'"

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Excellent reading

4

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

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What the pilots really went through

5

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.

Bundaberg

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Memorable

5

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

Bunbury WA

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Chickenhawk

4.7 3

100.0

"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

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