Author(s): Robert Mason


CHICKENHAWK contains the most vivid, astoundingly detailed descriptions of flying ever written. It is a devasting account of men at war, of courage and cowardice, boredom and exhilaration, lasting friendship and sudden death.Roberts Mason's war was supposed to bring the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese to their knees in short order. That it didn't is now part of history and for men like Robert Mason, the futility, the senseless destruction it caused to an ancient society, left scars that will never heal.CHICKENHAWK is not a book for weak stomachs, but its powerful message will stay in the memory long after the last page is turned.


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Robert Mason's devastating bird's eye-view of the Vietnam war in all its horror

"It will stun readers" Time "Compelling... A hypnotic narrative" The New York Times "Chickenhawk is one bloody, painfully honest and courageous book" -- Martin Cruz Smith, author "The best book to come out of Vietnam" -- John Del Vecchio, author of The 13th Valley

Robert Mason is married and lives in the United States.

General Fields

  • : 9780552124195
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Corgi
  • : 0.292
  • : June 1984
  • : 199mm X 128mm X 21mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2005
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Robert Mason
  • : Paperback
  • : 184
  • : English
  • : 959.704/348
  • : 400
  • : illustrations; maps.