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    Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sgt. Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers (Paperback) By (author) Marcus Brotherton

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    DescriptionAs a boy growing up in the remote mining town of Clinchco, Virginia, 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 friends. 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 from the 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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    CD finlay I was very disappointed with this book, it is arguable that it is "authorized" as well It is written as if Shifty Powers had written it but it is taken from interviews / conversations etc. One "quote" was lifted directly from the intro interviews form HBO "Band of Brothers" for example

    I feel this does a serious injustice to the man.

    I would not recommend this book to others

    2/5 by CD finlay

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