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A true story from the battlefield that faithfully portrays the horror, the madness, and the trauma of the Vietnam War
 
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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    Really good read if your into war story's also good insight into flying the helicopters in the Vietnam war

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    Chickenhawk

    One of the best wartime memoirs around, equal to "With the Old Breed"

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    What an amazing story. It just grips you and you won't want to put it down for anything. A must for anybody interested in Aviation. Robert Mason wrote his story so well I felt like I could fly a "Huey" by the end of the book.

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    Excellent memoir

    As many others have said before me if you are involved in helicopters in any way, this is a must read. But it is also so much more. This novel is a great insight to a person who went off to war, was good at his job, but also struggled with the realities that life of an American soldier in Vietnam. A great read for both aviation and Vietnam War enthusiasts.

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