Badass by Ben Thompson
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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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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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.
 
Published March 15, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 387 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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And finally, in Section Three, we meet a few more familiar badasses like Blackbeard, the notorious pirate captain, and Napoleon Bonaparte, the pint-sized military genius of France.

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This small, 5 step program, will guide you through the 321 pages of ass kicking, without feeling the need to pull over and ask directions [...] Ben Thompson, who plays Coronation Street's Ryan Connor, plays in a band called Rusholme Ruffians when he's not working on the cobbles.

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Thompson has compiled 40 highly enjoyable snippets telling the stories of the the most over-the-top epic, well, badasses of human history, from the ancient gods like Zeus and Anubis to modern-day villains like Darth Vader and Skeletor.

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