Chickenhawk Author:Robert Mason 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 ... more »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.« less
This absolutely one of the best books on VietNam I have had the pleasure of reading. It will keep you spell bound from beginning to end. It has it all, you can actually feel yourself in his place and almost see through his eyes. I really don't understand why but the book has something that makes you not want it to end. I have read and re-read this book about 5 times and still keep it on my shelf, so I can read it again some day when I feel like a journey through time.