Shifty's War

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

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As 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 317.51g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Plates, black and white
  • 0425247376
  • 9780425247372
  • 174,193

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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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About Marcus Brotherton

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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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 2/5show more
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