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Chickenhawk

Authors: Mason, Robert
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO008000, HIS027070
ISBN: 9781101175156, Related ISBNs: 0140072187, 0143035711, 0670215821, 110117515X, 9780140072181
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 496,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: A true, bestselling 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.

"Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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