- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 1st Edition edition (May 3, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425240975
- ISBN-13: 978-0425240977
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 203 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Shar pshooter from the Band of Brothers Hardcover – May 3, 2011
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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
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.
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I sent the following note to Marcus via his Facebook page. Thought I'd share it with you as it tells you why you need to go out buy this book and have a "sitdown" with Shifty and let him tell you his story.
To Marcus Brotherton I wrote:
Marcus, I just finished reading "Shifty's War." Marvelous job on your part.
I have been home the past few days both recovering from sinus surgery and fighting off bronchitis that decided to pay me a visit. I happy to say the recovery is going well and I have the bronchitis on the run.
On Thursday after I decided to start reading your book. I read half of it in one setting. It flowed very smoothly and was as if I was sitting next to Shifty hearing him tell his story. Very well done.
I did not get a chance to read many pages of the book on Friday as I had a follow up appointment with ENT specialist and was feeling under the weather from bronchitis. I also did not get to read it this past Saturday.
I woke today and after having breakfast, I decided it was time to continue the journey through Shifty's life as you brilliantly assembled it in his words on paper. Once again, I could not put the book down.
As I read the book, I heard myself chuckle at times. I also found myself glued to every word. What an awesome story about a Great Man and Hero.
I must admit that I got teary eyed as I chapter of the book in which Shifty described his illness and the loss of his unborn great grandson. As I read the last sentence on page 254, I noticed tears streaming down my cheeks. And yes, the legacy of of Shifty Powers continues.
I want to thank you for writing this WONDERFUL book and telling Shifty's story. I encourage to write other books about the remaining members of Easy Company. Only you can tell their stories through words in the way their stories deserve to be told.
God bless you and thank you again for such a wonderful book.
[ASIN:B004XFZ8VE Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers]
Definitely a great book about a great person who did not any recognition for what he did in the war.