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Chickenhawk

by Mason, Robert

Condition: As New


Corgi Books, 1983. New book, 399 pages. As a child, Robert Mason dreamed of levitating. As a young man, he dreamed of flying helicopters - and the U.S. Army gave him his first chance. They sent him to Vietnam where, between August 1965 and July 1966, he flew more than 1,000 assault missions. In this book, Robert Mason gives us a devestating bird's eye-view of that war in all its horror, as he experiences the accelerating terror, the increasingly desperate struggle of man 'acting out the role of a hero long after he realises that the conduct of the war is insane'.. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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.




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