A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War More than half. Chickenhawk has ratings and reviews. Larry said: Add this one to my long list of books about the American War in Vietnam. I am the right age to. Mar 28, The Paperback of the Chickenhawk by Robert Mason at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!.

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I pray he finds dhickenhawk with himself at some point in life. A lot of action, but short on what the rest of the story is. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: This is a very good account of fighting men in war, a short but exciting read.


The poor training and refusal to fight on the part of the ARVN South Vietnamese armythe fear in the eyes of South Vietnamese he came in contact with bothered Mason a great deal.

A direct, honest, unpretentious, chickeenhawk and well-written story — I couldn’t put it down until I was through. Book and movie seem like 2 different plots A veteran of more than 1, combat missions, Robert Mason’s personal account is written by a real person with real life events of what he did, how he felt about it, and how it affected him, his family and those he served with.


Jun 12, Edward Truitt rated it it was amazing. He masoh has a great eye for some of the humorous, ludicrous robeert crazy aspects of men in war.

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Some other reviewers have stated that they felt it a bit repetitive, over-simplified This is one of my favourite books of all time. And what kason absolute hero Bob is! I wanted his wife and son to be more than satellites of Mason’s spinning world.

The book was published inthe year Robert Mason was forty-one years old, eighteen years after he was a twenty-three year old in Vietnam. A great, great memoir of a vietnam huey pilot.

Sporadic action but constant fear, and hilarious dark military humor, from kids who had no business being there and only started to understand much later. I thought his writing was brilliant as it really put you in the jungles of vietnam, provided experiences on so many levels emotional, physical, and personal to him and even in glimpses of the vietnamese people.

It is the story of Army helicopter pilot Robert Mason and his life and experiences beginning in from trainee following through in detail his time of service in the Vietnam War and period afterwards.

Sadly his homecoming was no more welcomed by society than my own. Do you need another endorsement? In his memoir, “Chickenhawk,” Robert Mason described the life of a U.

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In the epilogue to “Chickenhawk,” Mason touched briefly on his return to Stateside life, a return tormented by the classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome: Robert Mason had over helicopter missions during his year in Vietnam.


The old man said nothing about Morris except that we ought to get some money together for flowers for his wife, but Sherman took it upon himself to give a little nason that night. Later, he and his wife realized he was suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder.

I will never l If you are interested in history, war or aviation, this book is a must. The scene chapter 12, I believe when Morris is shot and killed, Mason describes having trouble holding back a smile when talking about Morris’ death. Mason did not tell anyone of his arrest, including his agent and his editor, until they finished the rest of the book and read the last page.

In fact, the first section of the book is so vividly descriptive of the mechanics and procedures of military flight instruction that you finish it believing you mxson almost fly a helicopter yourself. I am glad it also went on to describe what civilian life was for the author after he came back from Vietnam – the fact that he is still married is a bit of a miracle and I think his wife was aptly named.

They all had come back.

A revelation occurs when Mr. The ships were shadows in the early morning mist. Back in the World.

I had appreciated that Mr.