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Chickenhawk

By Robert Mason

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Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 02 January 1984
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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Robert Mason's devastating bird's eye-view of the Vietnam war in all its horror

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Robert Mason is married and lives in the United States.

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"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

EAN: 9780552124195
ISBN: 0552124192
Publisher: Corgi Books
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.5 centimetres (0.27 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Brett on
 
one of the best books to come out of the vietnam conflict. impossible to not be moved.
Deb on
 
This was one of the first books I read on the Vietnam war and I was shaken by it's in-your-face format. I clearly thought that I could safely pilot a helicopter after reading it, such was the detailed description. Equally as graphic was the horror that was revealed from behind the scenes, from someone who lived it. This was an amazing and eye-opening read!

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