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Chickenhawk by [Robert Mason]
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Editorial Reviews


"Very simply the best book so far about Vietnam." -St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"[Chickenhawk]'s vertical plunge into the thickets of madness will stune readers." -Time

"Mason's gripping memoir . . . proves again that reality is more interesting, and often more terrifying, than fiction." -Los Angeles Times

"More than any other writer, Mason has been able to capture the feeling of what it was like to be there." -The Philadelphia Inquirer 

"A hypnotic narrative." -The New York Times

"Better than any movie about the war." -Boston Herald 

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This conversational and personal history of a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War has a narrator who is totally into the spirit of the story. Lots of earthy conversations and conflicts provide ample opportunity for Ganser's particular talent--characterization with vitality. However, he does not annoy with overacting, and he comfortably switches to informative prose. Lots of technical details about these "air ships" and their place in 1960s' warfare are mixed in, and the combination of styles creates the narrative drive of this military memoir. The performance ofChickenhawk, bringing together men and war, is so frank in places that one often feels vicarious involvement. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the cassette edition.

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  • File Size : 2883 KB
  • Print Length : 402 pages
  • ASIN : B0031Y9DCS
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Reissue Edition (March 29, 2005)
  • Publication Date : March 29, 2005
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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5.0 out of 5 stars Have you ever piloted a Huey in Nam? No............then read this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A bird's eye vie of the Vietnam war.
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