Author: Robert Mason
Publisher: PENGUIN/PUTNAM (PENGUIN ACCT), Mar 2005
This straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. Ties in with the 30th anniversary of Vietnam --an astounding personal story of men at war. B&W photo insert; 5x7 inches, 496 pgs.
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.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"[Chickenhawk]'s vertical plunge into the thickets of madness will stun readers. --Time
"Mason's gripping memoir...proves again that reality is more interesting, and often more terrifying, than fiction." --Los Angeles Times
"Very simply the best book so far out of Vietnam." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
* A New York Times, USA Today, & Los Angeles Times bestseller
* This edition includes a new afterword & photographs by the author
* April 30, 2005, marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Robert Mason enlisted in the army in 1964 and flew more than 1,000 helicopter combat missions before being discharged in 1968. Mr. Mason is married and the father of one son.