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Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
Badass A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords Vikings Samurai Pirates Gunfighters and Military Commanders to Ever Live
Author: Ben Thompson
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 blood-lust on anyone who crossed them. T...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061749445
ISBN-10: 0061749443
Publication Date: 11/1/2009
Pages: 352
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3.5 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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This book has it's good points and bad ones. As the title says it's written about some of history's most notorious badasses. It was interesting to read about a lot of the people I'd never heard about, especially some of the featured women. However I wasn't able to finish the book because his sense of humor and style of writing were a little too much for me. His wording reminds me of a biographer writing with "American Pie" dialogue, and after I'd read words like dick and douche for what seemed like the millionth time I couldn't stomach it anymore.

I did appreciate that he wrote this from a non-traditional, humorist point of view though. His humor wasn't my style, but I think a lot of people will like this book and definitely do recommend it to anyone who enjoys his approach to writing or is just looking for a book that approaches history from another angle.


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