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An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battle
Throughout history—from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era—there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all . . . Badass!
An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards
An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword
Wolf the Quarrelsome
A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice—and both times he's kicking someone's ass
A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife
From Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.
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.
Bought this for my bf's dad after i got it for my father who LOVED it. Great writing, the voice of the author feels like a guy telling the stories to his friends at a bar.Published 1 day ago by Laura Velarde
On page 25 of this truly relentless onslaught, which is as far as I got before throwing it away, the author makes the statement , "He was obviously a little more eloquent than... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Todd A. Clark
Came in perfect condition in good speed. Very interesting and easy reading level.Published 3 months ago by S. Blank
Badass is a kickass collection of tiny biographies of historical figures from Leonidas of the 300 to the pirate Anne Bonny to the Western legend called Bass Reeves concluding with... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill Williams
Even though many Americans love barbequing and watching fireworks on Independence Day, they find the actual history of how we achieved our independence from Britain boring. Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Henkle
Repetitively written, this one joke pony beats that one pony to death throughout, using misplaced modern similes to jack worthy historical figures and make them into caricatures. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eidetic Reader
Funny and educational. I like the focus on the individuals in this book. A lot of history books talk about this or that army and mention a big shot, this talks about the big shots... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jason F.