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Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ev (Paperback)
"History has never been so much fun, or quite so bloody. Thompson walks
us through some of history’s greatest battles, duels, shootouts, and
wars, from Cyrus the Great who forged the Persian Empire on a camel
charge, to Bishnu Shrestha, an off duty ghurka who took on forty gun
toting train robbers armed with only his knife. Absolute, bloody, fun."
The badasses populating the pages of Badass are the most savagely awesomehistorical figures to ever strap on a pair of chain mail gauntlets and run screaming into battle. Author Ben Thompson considered by many to be the Internet's foremost expert on badassitude has gathered together a rogues gallery of butt-stomping rogues, from Julius Caesar and GenghisKhan to Blackbeard, George S. Patton, and Bruce Lee.Their bone-breaking exploits are illustrated by top artist from the fields of gaming, comics, and cards DC Comics illustrator Matt Haley and Thomas Denmark, illustrator for the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. This is not your boring high school history this is tough, manly, unrelentingly Badass
About the Author
Ben Thompson has run the warhammer of a website badassoftheweek.com since 2004, and has written humorous history-related columns for outlets such as Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the American Mustache Institute. Even though he's never flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched someone so hard that his head exploded, he is considered by many to be the world's foremost expert on badassitude. He is the author of Badass and Badass: The Birth of a Legend.