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Thompson adds a lot of colorful, clearly false accomplishments to every figure he describes, which is admittedly usually good for a laugh or two. Apr 14, Tim rated it really liked it. I have seen a bunch of his movies and know generally about his life. 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.
I told my friends about the book, with illustrative examples. It’s not fancy reading, and you won’t be a scholar of history when your done, but it reads like a what I imagine an old Navy Vet might talk like or perhaps a real cowboy from Texas telling you the story over a rye-whiskey! An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battle.
I also happened to read this book only a few months after reading a page biography of Napoleon, so, needless to say, when Napoleon’s chapter came, the amount of marginalization Thompson employs in this book was on full display.
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Just a simple note to let you know that how fun this book is. Finally, as the book goes on and the jokes run dry Thompson’s writing reveals a predictable, yet upsetting string touhgest sexist remarks that go right along with his immature writing style and skill. This lone warrior would quietly roll into town, get involved in a bunch of crazy adventures, start trouble with the toughest dudes in town, slaughter everyone with a pulse, get a hot chick to fall in love with him, tohghest then ride off into the sunset without stopping to say good-bye to the rotting piles of corpses he left in his wake.
A historian has an obligation to know his facts well, and to convey them in a clear manner. I love reading history books, as long as they were not approved by the Texas Board tougehst Education because then they aren’t worth a damn, apparently.
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Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. He writes about how relentles Spartans would banish “pussies” to Athens, those who wanted to study and read books instead of being a Spartan who focused on being a warrior. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Wolf the Quarrelsome A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice—and both times he’s kicking someone’s ass.
And there’s 39 other badasses and some badassettes in this book about the ” And also for adults – my husband and I both love these books! If you’re tired of dry history texts that make you want to join the mass of ignorant sheep out there out of pure boredom, but still want to learn something and have a laugh, this is the book for you. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
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My son and I are both cracking up as I write this It covers the ages from Ramses to Chandragupta Maurya to Jonathan Netanyahu, by dividing the book into four eras. Yeah, it was a blog first, but unlike lolcats the book, or Shit My Dad Says the book, the descendants of the trees that died for its existence aren’t ashamed of themselves. I fully intend to purchase the second book he wrote. However, I was completely unaware that he used to get in real fights all….
Plus, I’m too lazy Hell, not even explosive diarrhea put a halt to his quest for ass-kicking; he once pursued a routed Scythian army for twelve miles while suffering from severe dysentery. This book is rude, profane, and is directed to people with the emotional maturity of a seventh grader. To view it, click here. See and discover other items: No trivia or quizzes yet. The issue is the language. By the end, I found myself skimming at great length. Kovach rated it it was amazing.
These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Warning though, this book may make you feel like you are not doing anything great with your life. Then, go and punch a shark in the junk.
The author took a bunch of historic figures, most of them military but a handful of law enforcement types, Nikola Tesla, and Bruce Lee, then wrote up biographies explaining why they were badasses.