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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 Masonâs 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 deathâthe extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger.
"Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch
About: A former Army helicopter pilot describes his experiences during a year's tour in Vietnam, offering an extraordinary portrait of the terror, banality, stupidity, and waste of war, in a new edition of the classic military memoir, complemented by a new afterword and photographs, that commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.
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