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Chickenhawk: Back in the World: Life After Vietnam Hardcover – Mar 1993


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Viking Pr (Mar. 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670848352
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670848355
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 511,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 31 May 2002
Format: Hardcover
It took me the best part of a year to find this book and believe me it is worth waiting for. The only problem is that before you notice the book is finished and you want to know more about this man and his saint of a wife!
I found myself laughing and amazed at the meandering route this mans life has taken. From the drug smuggling to moving a girlfriend in with him and his wife! And going to prison when life finally was looking up. All in all I think if we wait just long enough he will astound us once again with his experiance's. On a more serious note, the problems that were caused by serving, on this man and others like him should entitle them all to at least a medal.
Robert Mason. Write faster!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bernie Weisz on 26 July 2011
Format: Paperback
"Chickenhawk:Back in the World's" picks up exactly where Mason's first book left off. Briefly, Mason starts off relating that upon his return from his 1 year tour of Vietnam as a chopper pilot (Sept. 1965 to Aug. 1966) he became a helicopter instructor pilot. Shook Over Hell: Post-traumatic Stress, Vietnam and the Civil War This ends quickly after Mason is tormented by severe P.T.S.D symptoms, hallucinations, panic attacks, depression and insomnia. As a result of this, he quit his position and left the military. In the backdrop of authoring his best selling book, Mason slipped into drug and alcohol addiction as well as adultery. His wife, aptly named "Patience" stayed with him and eventually authored her own book about surviving the demons of P.T.S.D., from the viewpoint of a spouse.

Mason takes on one failing job venture after another, ending with a financial fiasco creating a company manufacturing mirrors. Doubting that his book will ever sell and on the verge of financial ruin, Mason meets two misfits that con him into coming with them on a small ocean vessel called the "Nemaste", bound for the Colombian Coast to pick up 3,500 lbs. of marijuana to smuggle back to the U.S. Graphically recounting the Caribbean voyage, Mason and his crew picked up the dope and upon reentering U.S. waters were busted by the waiting U.S. Coast Guard. Mason received 2 years at Eglin, a minimum security prison in Florida. It is in Eglin that Mason learned that "Chickenhawk" was a best seller.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ray on 5 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
Robert Mason pulls no punches with this honest account of the often ignored side effect of war. This story brings home the terrible price thousands of servicemen paid as a result of not getting killed. I enjoyed Robert Mason's humor and honesty, once again I recommend this book. It is a great read.
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