This is the story of Shifty Powers, who was a member of "the Band of Brothers". If you haven't read the book, and only have seen the mini-series, he was the sharpshooter of Easy Company. This book is really interesting in that it gives a single perspective on the events chronicled in both Ambrose's book and the mini-series but also gives the before and after the war life of Shifty. The author takes a bit of a twist in that he writes it as if Shifty is writing the book, which I thought was a brilliant approach. I really loved the book. What a great person Shifty was, leaving his rural home to do something bigger for his country, and then returning home to do good things for bis family and hometown. I seem to love everything that has to do with this group of paratroopers, but I think this may have been my favorite read yet.