Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers

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A tale of heroism and adventure-a memoir about Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, a highly respected Band of Brothers soldier.

When he was a boy growing up in the remote mining town of Clinchco, Virginia, Shifty Powers's goal was to become the best rifle shot he could be. His father trained him to listen to the woods, to "see" without his eyes. Little did Shifty know his finely-tuned skills would one day save his life-and the lives of many of ...

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Overview

A tale of heroism and adventure-a memoir about Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, a highly respected Band of Brothers soldier.

When he was a boy growing up in the remote mining town of Clinchco, Virginia, Shifty Powers's goal was to become the best rifle shot he could be. His father trained him to listen to the woods, to "see" without his eyes. Little did Shifty know his finely-tuned skills would one day save his life-and the lives of many of his friends.

Shifty's War is a tale of a soldier's blood-filled days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how one man's abilities as a sharpshooter, along with an engagingly unassuming personality, propelled him to a life greater than he could have ever imagined.

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“A beautifully-crafted insight into the life of a national treasure and backbone of 3rd Platoon, E Company, whose words are honestly conveyed through this tender and moving narrative.”
—Ian Gardner, coauthor of Tonight We Die as Men
 
“Brotherton refuses to let the Band of Brothers go gentle into that good night. His words keep these men’s honorable legacy alive and well.”
—Bob Welch, author of Easy Company Soldier
 
“Shifty Powers’ life was momentous, and Marcus Brotherton flawlessly captures every detail.”—Robyn Post, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425247372
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 315,587
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He is the author of the national bestsellers A Company of Heroes, We Who Are Alive and Remain, and the coauthor of Call of Duty with Lieutenant Lynn “Buck” Compton.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 General Taylor's Lottery 1

2 No Ordinary Country 15

3 The Fun and the Fear 31

4 Bulletproof 41

5 Faces Set Like Flint 61

6 The Things I Had No Words For 75

7 Orders 87

8 A Blur of Battles 101

9 Craziness 119

10 Only Safe Under the Earth 131

11 Foy 149

12 Maybe We'll Actually Live 161

13 At War's End 171

14 The Difference at Home 185

15 How a Man Wrestles with War 201

16 The Band of Brothers 219

17 The Last Garden 231

Epilogue 245

Acknowledgments and Sources 257

Index 273

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Great Book. Excellent. I can not describe in words how good this book is. This is a book that you can not put down. I started reading it and just could not stop reading. I have seen Band of Brothers and read a lot of books concerning Easy Company and this is the only book that made me cry. Shifty will be greatly missed by everyone. He was a wonderful person and a great soldier.
    I am still looking for other memoirs concerning Easy Company.

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