Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Review: Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time by Ben Thompson

Synopsis: From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people who fought in them. From Caliphs to Green Berets, some of civilization’s toughest warriors are profiled in Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch, including Cyrus the Great, St. Moses the Black, and The Rani of Jhansi, as well as in-depth analyses of how they battled their way to victory. Featuring original artworks by top graphic artists and comic book illustrators, and Ben Thompson’s signature wry, side-splitting commentary, Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch is the history of badasses, the only way it should be written: covered in blood! (from the online description)

Review: Hilarious and historical! This is fantastic! With well researched historical facts, told with humorous prose and clear prose, this is an excellent way to learn about world events. Thompson clearly has a knack for conveying this sort of information in a way that the layman and amateur historian can understand - and indeed, makes reading this enjoyable. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a hilarious and educational prose.

Bookmarks: 8 of 10

Awards: None

ISBN: 978-0-06-211234-7
Date Finished: 8-9-2015
Pages: 490

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