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Old 07-13-2009, 04:15 PM
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I just finished reading Harold Coyle's "Team Yankee." I'm kind of kicking myself in the pants for not reading it sooner. Are any of his other books on the same topic?
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I just finished reading Harold Coyle's "Team Yankee." I'm kind of kicking myself in the pants for not reading it sooner. Are any of his other books on the same topic?
Sword Point (same author) describes a war between the Soviet Union and the U.S. in Iran during the same time period.

Red Army, by Ralph Peters, is a book about a European War between NATO and the USSR/WTO told from the Soviet's POV. IMHO, it's a better book, at least in terms of the quality of the writing.

And of course, there's Clancy's Red Storm Rising, a much broader picture of a late eighties WWIII.
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Any of Harold Coyles books are good reading material.
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Also check out Larry Bond's Vortex (for a war in South Africa) and Red Phoenix (war in Korea). They're pretty good overall, although more on the Red Storm Rising model (not surprising since Bond co-authored Red Storm Rising) in that they follow a multitude of characters throughout the world.

A light-infantry version of Team Yankee is Ed Ruggero's Thirty Eight North Yankee - following a single infantry company commander through a deployment and war in Korea.

In a way, Team Yankee and Thirty Eight North Yankee are late-Cold War tributes to probably the greatest company-level history of combat in WWII - Charles MacDonald's Company Commander. It's really timeless material, that fits just as well in a modern context...
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Team Yankee is a "standalone" book, in that the characters aren't used for other books. It is also a sidequel to General Sir John Hackett's WW III book.

His other modern books are about Scott Dixon, and later Dixon's son.

Sword Point takes place in Iran with the US and Russians
Bright Star is set in Eqypt
The Ten Thousand is set in Germany where a former Nazi takes over and wants the US forces in Germany to turn over their gear and go home.
Trial by Fire is set on the Mexican border
God's Children is Dixon's sun and set in the Balkans


Ed Ruggero is good with three or four books having the same character.

Larry Bond is fairly good for big picture stories.

Joe Buff is a submarine writer, but his universe is pretty good.
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Sword Point (same author) describes a war between the Soviet Union and the U.S. in Iran during the same time period.
I have a copy of Sword Point at home. Great novel. It is like reading a novelised version of the RDF Sourcebook.
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I gave my copy of Sword Point away years ago.

Targan is right, it's a tremendous read. Highly recommended. Chronologically, it's also the first novel to feature Scott Dixon.

There was also Code of Honour, which is set in Colombia.

He also wrote a couple of novels set during the American Civil War. I've never read those, but I believe they feature the Bannon brothers - don't know if they were ancesters of Team Yankee's Sean Bannon?
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