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
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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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User Review  - snat - LibraryThing

Behold! Herein is contained a collection of history and pop culture's most notorious badasses. These guys and gals kick ass, take names, never give a crap, and spend their days punching humanity in ... Read full review

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User Review  - CJ - All I Ever Wanted Was the World - Goodreads

Funny, irreverent and spot on. With a book that mentions everyone from Zeus and Samson to Captain Kirk and Darth Vader, you can't really go wrong. There were really only two or three peeps I'd never ... 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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