Badass: The Birth of a Legend: Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned

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Harper Collins, Mar 15, 2011 - Social Science - 384 pages

Ben Thompson—author of Badass, creator of the epic website badassoftheweek.com, and the Internet’s foremost expert on badassitude—is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior with his latest compendium, Badass: The Birth of a Legend. Like its macho predecessor, Badass: The Birth of a Legend celebrates fearless berserkers of every stripe, male and female, but this time pulls them from the hoary pages of mythology, fantasy fiction, and the silver screen—from Zeus to Beowulf to Dirty Harry Callahan, the most merciless gods, monsters, heroes, villains, and mythical creatures ever envisioned. Forget your whiny Twilight vampires and werewolves, these badasses kick butt!

 

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Fun and silly read about a broad swathe of heroes and villains across a range of mythology, religions, and modern pop culture. Any book that can equally discuss Darth Vader, Dirty Harry, and Gilgamesh ... Read full review

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This picks up where Thompson's earlier foray into badassness ends; with people beating the absolute whatsits out of each other. This time Thompson moves from real live badasses from throughout history ... Read full review

Contents

SAMSON
119
SINBAD
129
FINN MCCOOL
139
BEOWULF
149
BRADAMANT OF CLAIRMONT
157
CAPTAIN JAMES T KIRK
167
goats to shreds and make people start vomiting uncontrollably
349
Acknowledgments
355
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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.

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