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This is not your boring high school history—this is tough, manly, unrelentingly Badass! Sadly, it seems to have been written in earnest with an attempt at humor. This is the kind of history book I would’ve loved back in high school, and it even helped inspire my own humorous history blog. Aug 14, Tom rated it liked tougheat.
This book as well as the others by Ben Thompson are that amazing combination of history, excitement, swearing, and general awesomeness that makes my 6th grader UNABLE to put the book down. All in all, this is a super fun book to read. History can be written to be accessible without it being written this juvenile.
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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. If they bother to learn it at all. From soldiers and pirates to heroes and rogues you won’t be bored.
The stories of these people maintain that interest.
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I’ve passed this book along to a few of my Navy buddies, all of whom enjoyed it, but this isn’t a book for the barroom It doesn’t help that it’s the same joke over and over again. He once dislocated his shoulder leaping off his horse onto one of his badsss enemies.
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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Combine that with a proclivity for words one rarely hears in polite conversation and an almost frat-guy perspective on academia, and you have this novel.
Touhest lists of dates, battles over land that have no real modern-day political significance with tactics and weaponry long out-dated Definitely as much fun as I have ever had reading history. To ask other readers questions about Badassplease sign up.
Jan 02, Louis rated it liked it Recommends it for: I stayed onslaughr way too late reading about people with names like Wolf the Quarrelsome, who was awesome!
Probably not the best source material but if you knew som This is a dumb but incredibly fun book. Now, I’m no longer a teenage boy myself, but I do appreciate obnoxious sarcasm from time to time, and I certainly enjoy a good hyper-masculine, testosterone-fueled look back at historical figures.
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Leonidas, Napoleon, and Vlad the Impaler! Not all of the badasses are men, nor are they all from the 20th century, which is refreshing. View all 4 comments. Although, I did appreciate him calling a historical figure a “douche flavored taco. This is one of the coolest history books I’ve ever read. I only spotted one factoid that I thought was incorrect.
Nov 15, Michael Potts rated it liked it. In short, this book is enlightening at times, LOL-funny at times, and overall just face-explodingly victoriou Ben Thompson has selected certain badass individuals from history and summarized their no-holds-barred lives by putting them up against his own ’90s pop culture measuring stick for badasses.
As an example, here is the first paragraph from the Chapter on Xenophon – “I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Xenophon is probably the most badass Greek hero you’ve never heard of.
Not that I expected anything else; it’s a short book, with short descriptions.