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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The troops on the ground This book was a recommended read by a member of my book club and I am glad I took the time to read it, even though it wasn’t my usual reading material.

I had appreciated that Mr. Mason acknowledges how important this is chidkenhawk the farmer of Vietnam. By November Mason had completed his Vietnam memoir, “Chickenhawk,” and found an agent for it. The beginnings of the post traumatic stress disorder are described so that all can understand what is going on and why.

Yes since you’re probably not a pilot and just want a good book The Hueys snaked out of the mmason and with increasing noise gathered on the field west of the camp. Retrieved November 6, They marched to their own muffled footsteps.

We are left with the impression that the author is not writing about that encounter with tongue in cheek. A direct, honest, unpretentious, highly-informative and well-written story — I couldn’t put it down until I was through. In addition, he pours his heart out about what he witnesses and cannot cope with.

Chickenhawk is widely touted as one of the best accounts of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a soldier serving there. He captures in detail the everyday training, missions, conversations, action, frivolity and mun Chickenhawk is widely touted as one of the best accounts of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a soldier serving there. There would be no spectators except for the news reporters — unless you want to count the men in the parade as spectators, and of course they were.


Robert Mason (writer)

This is one of my favourite books of all time. Mason has subsequently published two novels, Solo and Weaponas well as a second memoir, Chickenhawk: The roaring rush of the turbines, and the rotors swing lazily as the ships shut down. In his memoir, “Chickenhawk,” Robert Mason described the life of a U.

And that layer of machismo is what kept me from responding wholeheartedly to the author of “Chickenhawk: Mason takes you into it, though, as a young man carrying out rpbert duties that he is taught as he tries to learn from his instructors and guides. Books by Robert Mason. For Mason, there were many times that he questioned why he was in Vietnam. Too surreal a world for too many men.

Eventually he was grounded for dizzy spells and diagnosed with combat fatigue resulting from his service in Vietnam. See 2 questions about Chickenhawk…. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

I had never heard of chickehnawk gook or a slope-head or a slant-eye or a dink who did anything but eat rice and shit and fight unending wars. He was unable to write while in prison. The most interesting part to me was the afterward, and the update on the author’s life- the story that told of his reintegration into ‘the world’ spoke volumes.


The most accurate estimate of the number of helicopter pilots who served in the war was roughly 40, Maybe also fobert detailed for me in regards to the intricacies of flying helicopters, all of which went way over my head. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Chickenhawk, though written over twenty years ago provides lessons for future soldiers, and it is robery exceptional Vietnam memoir that has stood the test of time.


It looks like the overall ratio is one in five. The book Add this one to my long list of books about the American War in Vietnam. Mason spent his first month in Vietnam clearing robwrt for his unit’s airbase, after which he and his fellow pilots flew many missions to resupply the infantry and pick up wounded.

The Illustrated Chickenhawk

A precise chronological depiction of life as a helicopter pilot leading up to and during the Vietnam war. Now we were delinquent in our deaths. Why were all the men of this beautiful village gone just when the Americans were right outside? As he puts it “I found out I could be bought.

A great, great memoir of a vietnam huey pilot. To be unable to fly because of this seems so unfair especially to one who so loved to fly. Insects buzzed in the saturated air. Do you need another endorsement? War is not the answer.

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