They Are Soldiers

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 352 pages
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They are your neighbor and the person who delivers your mail. They teach your children and build your homes. Every day you see them but do not notice them, that is not until they are needed. Only when disasters strike, whether it be natural or man made do they become something quite different, something more than a fellow citizen. Throughout our nation's history they have been called many things; the militia, the home guard, the National Guard. But regardless of their title they have always been unique, something more than ordinary people. Their willingness to be both a good citizen in peace and a warrior when called upon make them soldiers.

The nature of the mission, to man a security zone that separates the nation of Israel from the newly created Palestinian state present him and the Guardsmen of Company A with a unique set of problems few are able to predict. Together the professional officer and the citizen soldiers he leads must find a way to navigate their way toward an uncertain future in a troubled land.

Part of that future involves dealing with those who are determined to use the arrival of the Americans to further their own political and personal goals. One of these men is Hammed Kamel, a microbiologist who seizes upon the introduction of American forces in a place some still call the Holy Lands as an opportunity to strike a telling blow against the two nations who have oppressed his people, the Palestinians for decades. Together with a crops of like minded men, Kamel sets in motion a train of events that places the citizen soldiers of Bedlow, Virginia and their community on the other side of the world in jeopardy.



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User Review  - MrZing147 - LibraryThing

This was an interesting look into the relationship between Reserves and regular Army soldiers. This has been my favorite Coyle book that I have read so far. Read full review

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User Review  - Neilsantos - LibraryThing

I liked it. The differences between Army, Reserves and Guards was interesting. Coyle is a little jingoistic, but consider his subject. He's sort of the poor man's Tom Clancy, I'm trying another of his right now. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
19
Section 4
28
Section 5
48
Section 6
58
Section 7
70
Section 8
84
Section 17
241
Section 18
256
Section 19
271
Section 20
282
Section 21
297
Section 22
310
Section 23
323
Section 24
337

Section 9
96
Section 10
114
Section 11
133
Section 12
151
Section 13
178
Section 14
195
Section 15
208
Section 16
224
Section 25
354
Section 26
365
Section 27
377
Section 28
396
Section 29
416
Section 30
421
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About the author (2007)

Harold Coyle graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and spent fourteen years on active duty with the US Army. He is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels, including The Ten Thousand, Team Yankee, God's Children and Dead Hand. He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.

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