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Chickenhawk
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 12:12 AM UTC
Has any one read this book Chickenhawk by Robert Mason? I have just won it of E-Bay for a pound and have heard it is quite good! any one care to share what they thought of it, if any of you have read it that is

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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 01:22 AM UTC
I read it maybe 20 years ago, I probably liked it.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 01:35 AM UTC
A damned good read, sir!

Robert Mason delivers a good insider's view of the Vietnam conflict, doesn't colour his judgement or wrap himself up in the flag.
He's unapologetic about his actions and his life after the conflict.

He has a website here which contains some of his photos from the Vietnam conflict.

Worth noting that much of Chickenhawk takes place against the background of the build up of US forces in-country, particularly the formation, training and deployment of the 1st Air Cav, placing it in the same time frame as the Nov. 1965 battles in the Ia Drang Valley.

acav out
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 02:02 AM UTC
It must be 15-20 years since I read that book. I seem to remember it being a good read. If you enjoy it look out for THE THIRTEENTH VALLEY by JOHN M. DEL VECCHIO or LET A SOLDIER DIE by WILLIAM E. HOLLAND.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 03:33 AM UTC

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It must be 15-20 years since I read that book. I seem to remember it being a good read. If you enjoy it look out for THE THIRTEENTH VALLEY by JOHN M. DEL VECCHIO or LET A SOLDIER DIE by WILLIAM E. HOLLAND.
Tom



Just finished "The 13th Valley" last week Tom, awesome read!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 12:42 PM UTC
I read this about ten years ago, and enjoyed it very much. Don't remember enough detail to discuss it now though, unless you want to kick it off.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 04:20 PM UTC
Well thanks for the info guys, I am not going to start the book until next week when i will be lounging round the pool in Portugal for two whole weeks a little childish i know but i am starting to get a little excited :-)

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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 02:09 AM UTC
Outstanding book,
you will be able to fly a Huey after reading it :-) :-)
And like Zach says,the 13th valley is a fantastic book
If you like WWII, Forgotten soldier by Guy Sajer is a dam fine read
Andy
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Posted: Friday, May 26, 2006 - 03:44 PM UTC

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Outstanding book,
you will be able to fly a Huey after reading it :-) :-)



My thoughts exactly.. A good book with a different point of view on the vietnam war other then a grunt in the bush. I believe his co-pilot at one time, Frank Anton, was shot down and was captured. His book, Why didnt you get me out is still waiting for me... Here is a quick review if you like..Frank Anton


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Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 10:40 PM UTC
I think BOTH Chickenhawk and the 13th Valley would make excellent movies!!
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Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006 - 09:34 PM UTC
I read the book several years ago. I did enjoy it however I kind of thought that the ending was kind of anti-climatic. I guess I was just expecting something different. However it was still a good book.

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Posted: Saturday, June 03, 2006 - 12:40 AM UTC
For those on this site who recognize my name or
remember me, I want to here and now categorically
deny any connection between a "ChickenHawk" and
a "Jayhawk". . . . thank you!
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)