Chickenhawk Back in the World: 2life After Vietnam
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Chickenhawk Back in the World: 2life After Vietnam

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From the author of the bestselling autobiography Chickenhawk--selling over 540,000 copies--comes a triumphant sequel that reveals the Vietnam War's shattering legacy in the heart of a returning vet. A moving and no-holds-barred account of the downward spiral of events in one vet's life. Photos.
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Viking Books
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Raegan Butcher
Apr 25, 2008 Raegan Butcher rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Excellent continuation of Chickenhawk. I was very impressed with the author's descriptions of the prison camp where he did his time; it was almost exactly the same kind of prison as one of the places I was incarcerated and Mason does a superb job of capturing the look and feel of it. He nails every facet of that existence, with humor and humanity. First rate, all the way.
It was 10:10 when I finally dropped this book on the floor beside my bed and turned out the light with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat. A minute later, I switched the light back on and got up to look for some paper. I had to write down my thoughts lest I foget them in the night.

Two or three more nights reading, I had told Rick when he asked how I was coming on the book and I'd checked to see how much I had left to read, and yet I finished it all.

I started reading Chickenhawk: Back in th...more
Bernie Weisz
Apr 24, 2011 Bernie Weisz rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Bernie by: vietnam Bibliography
Title of my Review: "From Seasoned War Vet to a Prison Cell!" Written By Bernie Weisz Vietnam War Historian contact:

"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. This ends quickly after Mason is tormented by severe P.T.S.D symptoms, hallucinations, panic attacks, depre...more
Jim Bee
I had to re-read Chickenhawk before I started this book having tracked it down on ebay. Chickenhawk left me, 10 years earlier, on a cliff hanger wondering what happened to Robert Mason after coming home from Vietnam and this book didn't disappoint. Whilst this book lacks the pace of Chickhawk, Mason describes the raw emotion and difficulties faced by returning Vets trying to handle the reality of peace. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the fact that it comes right up to 1990 highlights the imp...more
Definately not as good as the first. A bit of wollowing in self pity, BUT still a reminder of what happened to those that fought in the "unpopular" war.
Almost as good as his Vietnam memoir, but not as harrowing and mind bending.
Excellent book. Feels like you're right there with the author.
Post-Vietnam and busted! Check it out.
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