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For other uses, see Chickenhawk. Partly what makes Chickenhawk such a unforgettable read is that Mason makes no effort either to doctor the facts about his time in Vietnam, his love of flying even in combator about his own flaws and failures.
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The roaring rush of the turbines, and the rotors swing lazily as the ships shut down.
Climbing over vague trees, we saw the earth disappear. There is nothing that should worry any parent, but the book is an honest account of one youn One of the very best books to come out of the Vietnam war.
You can feel how the whole experience is changing him, and how the experiences maskn worse on him.
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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 I just did for the third time, to read during a lengthy trip abroad. The old man said nothing about Morris except that we ought to get some money together for flowers for his wife, but Sherman took it upon himself to give a little speech that night.
May 18, Steve Rezabek rated it it was amazing. 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. Nov 23, Robert French rated it really liked it Shelves: I really appreciate the writers honesty regarding his experiences, in combat, on leave or his life afterwards. This is like trying to plug fifty leaks with one finger.
A year of flying into hot landing zones must’ve gotten old quick. I had never heard of a gook or a slope-head or a slant-eye or a dink who did anything but eat rice and shit and fight unending wars. Books by authors who write of their accounts of History and as they perceive it to have been all have this common thread in each of their books; Mr. When I was flying, my life was in my own hands. Chickenhask who served in Vietnam Share your thoughts with other customers.
Refresh and try again. A decade later I finally picked up the book itself and find it is great cover to cover after a casual paced warmup through his training period. Add this one to my long list of books about the American War in Vietnam.
We’d already taken Happy Valley, but we had to go back out to patch up a few holes in the victory. I found it unfortunately a bit repetitive: Surely today’s helicopter pilots would chicksnhawk technical and tactical comparisons of that era to their much advanced ships today. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies.
The New York Times. Chickenhawk is widely touted as one of the best accounts of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a chickenjawk serving there. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Do you need another endorsement? The field became a complicated dance of whirling rotor blades, swinging fuselages, and swirling mist.
Constant nightmares, anxiety, and fear centered on the murder of VC prisoners, the use of napalm and the damage it caused, and the casualties he witnessed drove him to use medication after his missions in order to complete his tour of duty. The beginnings of the post traumatic stress disorder are described so that all can understand what is going on and why.
While waiting to see whether Burger could sell the masno, after several rejections it is good but no one wants to read about VietnamMason was running a paper route each night, miles on back roads, and his car blew up.
I realize that’s the case for the majority of people that experience heavy combat across all of human history, but this one was still unique in that helicopter pilots flying combat was a fairly new idea at the time. The book was published inthe year Robert Mason was forty-one years old, eighteen years after he was a twenty-three year old in Vietnam. Apr 03, Steven Z.
I lost chixkenhawk hard copy when someone didn’t return my copy. I realize that Bob went to Viet Nam because he wanted to fly helicopters and wasn’t truly aware of the political disapproval which would come later, even at his sister’s wedding. I’m sure the technical details of flying the helicopter will always remain with him. The first chapter written was what became the fifth chapter in the finished book. I am immensely honored to have read Chickenhawk. Mason for the local Vietnamese people; he becomes amazed with their own ability of survivability and their engineering techniques that are considered then by most to be primitive; Mr.
He also doesn’t hide the impact the brutality had on his psyche. Jan 06, Richard Farnsworth rated it liked it.