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Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell

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

by Marcus Brotherton

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From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge and more, here is the authorized biography of one of the most celebrated paratroopers of Easy Company, Sergeant Shifty Powers, the legendary sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers.

As a boy, Darrell “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 his fellow paratroopers.

As one of the original men who trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Shifty was one out of only two soldiers in Easy Company to initially earn the coveted expert marksman designation. He parachuted into France on D-day and fought for a month in Normandy; eighty days in Holland; thirty-nine in the harshly cold winter of Bastogne; and for nearly thirty more near Haguenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany.

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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101514658
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/03/2011
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 309,801
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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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“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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