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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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.Review:
“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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