Chickenhawk by Robert Mason, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. 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 . Chickenhawk [Robert Mason] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A true, bestselling story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror .

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I will never l If you are interested in history, war or aviation, this book is a must. My struggle between a 4 star and a 5 star is the technical aspect of the flying of helicopters. Enabled Average Customer Review: Over the course of the book, one comes to know Mason intimately, his buddies, and the drama and trauma experienced. Mason has subsequently published two novels, Solo and Weaponas well as a second memoir, Chickenhawk: There is also quite a bit of detail about how to actually maneuver a helicopter using hands and feet simultaneously.

Most of those reviews have done an exceptional job of reviewing the book and there is probably little that I can add.


You have to live adventure to know it works like that – to capture the insanity, adrenaline, nerves, sorrow, and hilarity of the whole nightmarish rollercoaster of highs and lows. A direct, honest, unpretentious, highly-informative and well-written story — I couldn’t put it down until I was through.

He didn’t tell Viking about the bust. Top Reviews Kason recent Top Reviews. Many consider it the best book written by a Vietnam vet and I would be inclined to agree the only close contender would be the sniper memoi I first read this book years ago, and it is without a doubt one of the best war memoirs on my shelf and one to which I regularly return as Chicjenhawk just did for the third time, to read during a lengthy trip abroad.


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So what am I? Death is almost always gruesome as it is described by Robert Mason in this most gruesome book. The book by General Hal Moore and Mr. Cnickenhawk all had come back. I was two years younger than Robert Mason and during the time he was flying missions I was in my second and third year of college. Lists with This Book. In a very short but descriptive fashion we read of his training, early assignment to Ft.

Robert Mason tells a gripping chickenhxwk of the relentless courage and heroism amidst the insanity of the Vietnam war. I am the right age to have been drafted for that war, but was not due to a variety of deferments and a high lottery number. 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.

This beautiful and innocent girl on the other side of the world insisted that I call her Sally. Movie – Chicken Hawk: Movies and books about Vietnam always have the Huey choppers coming and going from LZs delivering and picking up supplies and men. Everyday life in the Army in Viet Nam is also d I have owned this book for a long time but wasn’t ready to read it. Mason spent a lot of time recounting all of this and I can speculate it was for his own sanity later.

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Description ‘I read this as a young pilot about to embark on a career flying military helicopters. We took off singly to join up out of the fog.


Mason’s honesty about his ambitions not really a very gung-ho warrior and subsequent realization that all the smart-ass antics in the world weren’t going to save him really endeared him to me. This was an excellent book about a Huey chjckenhawk in Vietnam.

This was not an easy read by chickehhawk means but I think it is an important one if you wish to understand a little more about this most misunderstood war. Like a hawk, maybe. Fall three times at various stages and based on conversations he recalls at the time.

He also has a great eye for some of the humorous, ludicrous and crazy aspects of men in war. Partly what makes Chickenhawk such a unforgettable read is that Mason makes no effort either to doctor the facts about chickenhaek time in Vietnam, his love of flying chckenhawk in combator about his own flaws and failures.

The beginnings of the post traumatic stress disorder are described so that all can understand what is going on and why. This book is so distressing, more than most war books I have read.

chickenhzwk Jan 06, Richard Farnsworth rated it liked it. Chickenhawk, though written over twenty years ago provides lessons for future soldiers, and it is an exceptional Vietnam memoir that has stood the test of time. This article needs additional citations for verification. The final few pages are the most shocking I have read in any book.