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Notable Works

Enjoy Marcus’ books and notable collaborative works by clicking through the links or asking for the titles at a bookstore near you. (Books below are listed newest first through oldest as you scroll down the page.)

Tough As They Come

by Travis Mills with Marcus Brotherton

[Penguin Random House] In this New York Times bestselling account of SSG Travis Mills’ heroic fight for survival, he recalls the action-packed and challenging days of his 3 tours of duty in Afghanistan with the legendary 82nd Airborne Division, the agony of encountering a hidden bomb while on patrol with his men, and his odds-defying struggle afterward to come back from severe quadruple amputee injuries and rebuild his life. Winner of the 2016 Christopher Award for literature that “affirms the highest value of the human spirit.” [*** Currently in process of being made into a feature-length movie, directed by Sylvester Stallone and staring Sly and Adam Driver, see HERE. ***]

“What this man did is heroic. What he sacrificed is unimaginable. And what he’s written is simply unforgettable “

—Mike Rowe

“This book is gutsy and honest, filled with humor even in its darkest moments.”

Troy Aikman

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No Excuses

by Derrick Coleman Jr. with Marcus Brotherton

[Simon & Schuster] The first deaf athlete to play offense in the NFL (and win a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks!) relates his inspirational story of hard work and determination in his own words. Great for readers of all ages.

“Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman has truly overcome the odds. “

—Good Morning America

“Coleman’s story … will pull at readers’ heart strings…. A triumphant account … [a] sensitive retelling.”

Publisher’s Weekly

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Feast For Thieves

by Marcus Brotherton

[River North] Dive into Marcus’ widely-acclaimed novel, winner of a 2015 Christy Award for excellence in fiction, and recipient of the “Editor’s Choice” distinction from the Historical Novel Society. Inspired by a true story and set in 1946, Sergeant Rowdy Slater is an elite incorrigible paratrooper who returns home to Texas from WWII. Remorseful about his role in a bank robbery, he is offered a deal by the sheriff: serve one year as a community minister or go to jail. This is a wild ride of a book bursting with kidnapping, desperate prayers, and barroom brawls. Order FEAST FOR THIEVES today.

“Highly recommended! A hard-edged and well-crafted novel, with surreptitiously smart prose, confident plotting, and characters you feel you know. “

Michelle Burford, founding senior features editor of O, the Oprah Magazine

“An exhilarating story … Masterful and riveting, humorous yet poignant …”

Julie Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Free

“… fantastic …”

—Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator

“… powerful …”

—Dale Dye, military advisor for Band of Brothers and The Pacific

“…the same gut-level realism as the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.”

—Bob Welch, author of Resolve

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Voices of the Pacific

by Adam Makos with Marcus Brotherton

[Penguin] Be inspired by the much-awaited oral history project with the Marines featured in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. These veterans are national treasures. They endured unspeakable horrors, came home to America, and more than sixty-seven years later are still alive today. A national bestseller and Denver Post bestseller.

“… fantastic …”

—Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator

“… powerful …”

—Dale Dye, military advisor for Band of Brothers and The Pacific

“…the same gut-level realism as the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.”

—Bob Welch, author of Resolve

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Still LoLo

By Lauren Scruggs & the Scruggs family, with Marcus Brotherton

[Tyndale Momentum] Lauren (“LoLo”) Scruggs, a 23-year-old fashion journalist, suffered a sudden injury that made headlines around the world when she exited a small plane and was hit by the still-moving propeller blade. A frantic 911 call, several major surgeries, and thousands of prayers later, Lauren lived. But she lost her left hand and left eye. This is a compelling and fiercely beautiful story of determination, faith, and staying true to who you are—no matter what.

“…a beautiful read…”

—Giuliana Rancic, anchor E! News

“(Lauren’s) attitude, joy, and faith are daily reminders of what I aspire to be.”

—Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback

“… a story to strengthen and encourage the weary heart.”

—Matt Chandler, Lead pastor, The Village Church, Dallas

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Shifty’s War

by Marcus Brotherton

[Penguin] A poignant memoir about Sgt. Darrell “Shifty” Powers—the highly respected and internationally known sharpshooter featured in the Band of Brothers. 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 and engagingly unassuming personality propelled him to a life of unexpected greatness. Readers say they absolutely love this book and even read it twice.

“A beautifully-crafted insight into the life of a national treasure.”

—Ian Gardner, co-author Tonight We Die as Men

“Shifty Powers was my best friend, and this book has captured his voice exactly.”

—Sgt. Earl ‘One Lung’ McClung, E Co, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

“The wonder of this book is how good it makes you feel.”

—Robyn Post, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends

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A Company of Heroes

by Marcus Brotherton

[Penguin] Their lives were about courage, determination, loyalty, and lasting friendships. Within a company filled with heroes, each man has a story worth telling. The families of 26 deceased paratroopers from Easy Company invite you to meet the Band of Brothers like never before.

“A fascinating book.”

—Dale Dye, Captain, USMC (Ret.) and Senior Military Advisor, HBO’s Band of Brothers

“Honest and raw… ”

—C. Susan Finn, daughter of Burr Smith, one of the original Band of Brothers

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The Nightingale of Mosul

by Col. Susan Luz with Marcus Brotherton

[Kaplan] Through the Peace Corps, inner city schools, working with adolescent psychiatric wards, and finally through service in Iraq, Colonel Susan Luz, who was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service, tells the story of a life dedicated to service, family, compassion, and country—and challenges readers to redefine their ideals of what it means to fight for what truly matters.

“… decidedly authentic …”

—Wall Street Journal

“I cried at times … and laughed like hell … every nurse should read this book.”

— Edward “Babe” Heffron, E Co, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne

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Finding Martha’s Place

by Martha Hawkins with Marcus Brotherton.

[Simon & Schuster] Born the tenth of twelve children in Montgomery at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Martha Hawkins overcame poverty and episodes of deep depression to become a successful restaurateur and inspirational speaker.

“A feel good memoir… with passion to spare.”

—Publisher’s Weekly

“… Remarkable…”

—Doug McMillon, CEO Wal-Mart International

“… Magical…”

—Beth Goehring, The Good Cook and Homestyle

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We Who Are Alive & Remain

by Marcus Brotherton

[Penguin] Twenty of the last surviving Easy Company members (AKA: the Band of Brothers) tell stories of combat from Normandy through the end of World War II in this New York Times bestselling oral history project.

“A fascinating collection of oral histories…. Be amazed. Be humbled.”

—Flint Whitlock, Pulitzer-nominated author and military historian The Fighting First

“…brilliantly arranged … cohesive, and thought-provoking …”

—WWII Forum

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Call of Duty

by Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton with Marcus Brotherton (with a foreword by Sen. John McCain)

[Penguin] A national bestseller. Lt. Buck Compton commanded the second platoon of E Co, 506th PIR and was portrayed by actor Neal McDonough in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. After the war, Compton went on to a career as detective, prosecutor, and judge. He served as the lead prosecutor in Sirhan Sirhan’s trial for the murder of Robert F. Kennedy.

“A refreshingly frank memoir.”


“This memoir does [Buck Compton’s] story the service it deserves.”

—Senator John McCain (from the foreword)

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Angels Of A Lower Flight

by Susan Scott Krabacher [Marcus was silent writing partner.]

[Simon & Schuster] Susan Scott Krabacher experienced a remarkable transformation from Playboy centerfold to international humanitarian. At one time she had everything she thought she wanted, but she discovered that for her, true meaning and authentic affluence lay in Haiti, working among the world’s poorest of the poor.

“… remarkable and uplifting …”


“An amazing story of a life changed!”

— Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

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