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Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III
     

Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III

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by Harold Coyle
 

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NATO and the Soviet bloc are at war. The awesome Russian invasion force smashes across the West German border, driving for a breakthrough. With M-1 tanks and a mechanized infantry division, Captian Sean Bannon's "Team Yankee" must defend their vital strategic post. They will engage the enemy with the ultimate in sophisticated weaponry. They will fight beyond all

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NATO and the Soviet bloc are at war. The awesome Russian invasion force smashes across the West German border, driving for a breakthrough. With M-1 tanks and a mechanized infantry division, Captian Sean Bannon's "Team Yankee" must defend their vital strategic post. They will engage the enemy with the ultimate in sophisticated weaponry. They will fight beyond all limits of human endurance - on the brink of World War III... Team Yankee

Editorial Reviews

author of A Time for Trumpets and Company Commande Charles B. McDonald
“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.”
author of The Third World War and Commanding Gener General Sir John Hackett
“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”
author of Brotherhood of War series and Semper Fi W.E.B. Griffin
“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.”
A Wargamer's Needful Things
",,,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. "
Armor Modeler Preservation Society
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.
Midwest Book Review
... 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780891412908
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1987
Pages:
320

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Tom Clancy
Stunning. A powerful story told with a breakneck pace. This book is so real, you can smell the smoke.

Meet the Author

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.

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Team Yankee: A Novel of World War III 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read by Coyle. All I could say is, EXCELLENT. Well written and planned. It's one of the war novels that keeps your mind riveted till the end. Not much politics involved unlike others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book with battle after battle. Very accurate with tactics used by armor officers with accordance to Army Manuel FM 7-8. Highly recommend this book to new ROTC cadets learning field training tactics (MS3).
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is really really enjoyable! Following Sean Bannon as Team Yankee ( an armoured company ) moves through the German landscape was simple delightful. The affect combat has on men is tastefully displayed, with the action sequences themselves so intense at times you'd swear you could smell the smoke! I recommend this book to all of you technothriller and military fiction fans out there.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite WWIII stories. It's fast paced account of a US tank company racing across the German landscape at the beginning of WWIII. I highly recommend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book about eight years ago as a young tanker, I found the book well written and loved it. My father, also a tanker, actually worked with the author when he was a major in the Army. Interesting man.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Team Yankee is an extraordinary novel that is well written and extremely realistic. Even though outdated due to the colapse of the Soviet Union, this novel helps us to understand the power and nature of modern weapons and combat on the company and platoon levels. A must read for all military theorists and amateur tacticians alike.
backhoe 12 months ago
A very good read that's been stained due to a poor Nook format conversion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harold Coyle did an outstanding job of writing war from a Company Commander's perspective. Few people can understand the pressure and responsibilities that a Commander has for his Soldier's and the Chain of Command. I would highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to know what it is like when the call to duty comes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Speaking as a former Marine and one who has studied both US and military history, it was interesting to see the mindset of military leaders at the time. Taking into account that this novel was written prior to the 1991 Gulf War and the tank-on-tank engagements of OPERATION DESERT STORM, I found it interesting the general lack of knowledge and even confidence that men like the author and other tankers of the time had in their equipment. Some of the battles described in the book made it seem like both American & Soviet tanks were on a level playing field when in reality the M1 Abrams was leaps and bounds more advanced and offered better protection against than the Soviet T-62 & T-72 tanks. The proof of this can be found at the Battle of 72 Easting in 1991. The book also gave some great insight into the logistics problems that both NATO and Warsaw Pact armies would face. All in all, I found this to be an excellent book. Very entertaining and insightful. As Harold Coyle's first book it shows his potential to be the amazing author that he is today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably one of the best war novels written, intense and realistic. I first read it over 20 years ago and this time like last I could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, however next time perhaps an editor should take more then a glance at the story. There were so many grammatical errors that it was almost unreadable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this about 30 years ago. It was great then and hasn't changed. However, this edition is nothing but a bunch of unedited galley proofs. The writing is ungrammatical and the spelling sucks. For example, we all know the Air Force's primary air-ground support aircraft is the A-10. Well in this book it's the A-lo. There are mistakes like this probably 2-3 per page all the way through the book. Many of them seriously detract from the reader's enjoyment. Save your money.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Team Yankee was a great book I am an aspiring tanker and love the book.