This realistic company-level depiction of World War III combat follows Captain Sean Bannon and the tank soldiers of Team Yankee as they fight against the Russians from Hill Z14 in West Germany to the cease-fire
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Harold Coyle is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, Class of ’74, the Armor Officers Basic Course at Fort Knox, Ky, the Infantry Officer’s Advance Course at Fort Benning, Ga, and the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Ks. He served in Germany from January 1975 to December 1979 with 3rd Battalion, 68th Armor, which was stationed at Sullivan Barracks outside the town of Käfertal. During this time he commanded Company A / 3-68 Armor which was attached to 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry for training and wartime contingencies. Other assignments included M-1 Branch chief, Weapons Department of the Armor School at Fort Knox; advisor to the National Guard with Readiness Group Devens; assistant operations officer with the Combined Field Army in Korea; G-3 Training officer with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood; Task Force Operations officer for 1st of the 32nd Armor; admin officer and instructor for the Command and General Staff College’s Combat Studies Institute; and executive officer to the Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Army during Desert Storm.Review:
“Combines the knowledge of the professional soldier with a flair for the dramatic narrative to produce a gripping scenario of what it might be like if the balloon goes up.” (Charles B. McDonald, author of A Time for Trumpets and Company Commander)
“A good and compelling picture of how war is at the company level and what is involved in company battle which ...is the battle that really matters” (General Sir John Hackett, author of The Third World War and Commanding General NORTAG and British Army of the Rhein)
“Coyle’s unusual skill as a novelist brings to life the realities of combat as very few writers are able to do. I found it absorbing, exciting, and was literally unable to put it down.” (W.E.B. Griffin, author of Brotherhood of War series and Semper Fi)
",,,not meant to be a blueprint for history, but a plausible outcome for what might have been. In this the author succeeds wonderfully, and actually makes you care about Team Yankee and its soldiers. " (A Wargamer's Needful Things)
"a techno-thriller like no other book. I am an avid reader of alternate history novels and Harold W. Coyle has set the bar way above the rest that I have read. After finishing the book, his style of alternate history put him in the same league as Harry Turtledove and Robert Conroy. Being a former armored officer has given Harold a better insight as to the inner workings of a team and therefore also given him a unique perspective when he wrote this book... a great piece of literature and all those who start it will have trouble putting it down until they are finished." (Armor Modeler Preservation Society)
"... While one might wonder at the need to revise and update fiction, this is done because of new facts revealed about each side's plans and strategies, so it offers a revision based on the latest knowledge of events and behind-the-scenes politics on both sides. While newcomers will thoroughly appreciate Team Yankee, prior fans of the old version will find this new remake adds more depth and information, and will appreciate its revealing perspective." (Midwest Book Review)
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