Mazugar This grouping includes those historical figures of whom I warlordz previously read, studied or had more than passing familiarity with, including the likes of: May 11, Scotty Schrier rated it it was amazing. Thompson reaches into toughesf shoebox of history and pulls out little snippets of biographical gold about Talk about getting a kid to LOVE reading Badass enjoys an overall 4. Want to Read saving…. One of histories only female pirates and as mean and nasty as they come. Showing of reviews.
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Napoleon and George S. However, the recap is still very entertaining. Plus, it was not all old hat for me with respect to these figures as in some cases I got a greater sense of just how mega these chaps were in the nut-cracking department.
Take for instance this blurb on Alexander the Great: Not even life-threatening wounds could slow down this human torture rack, and no amount of physical pain or suffering could keep him from personally leading his men on balls-out cavalry charges all over the Middle East.
During his adventures slicing dudes up across the entire continent of Asia, Alexander was shot with arrows in both things, the ankle, the shoulder, and the lung, stabbed in the head and thigh, clubbed in the neck, smashed in the skull with a battle-axe, bitten by a lion, and nailed with a rock that was launched out of catapult. He once dislocated his shoulder leaping off his horse onto one of his dismounted enemies.
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. The Casually Aware: The second, and largest, category includes those figures that a I had either indirectly or casually read about but had not extensively studied e.
These entries were both entertaining and informative and get a double thumbs up from me. Take Bruce Lee, for example. I have seen a bunch of his movies and know generally about his life. However, I was completely unaware that he used to get in real fights all…..
I knew Lee was a badass…. Never Heard of: This final category was the most rewarding for me because it was fun as hell and I ran into fascinating historical figures of whom I was almost completely ignorant…and in some cases you can scratch almost.
Miyamoto Musashi: The baddest ronin swordsman in Japan who fought and won over 60 duels between the age of 13 and Anne Bonny: One of histories only female pirates and as mean and nasty as they come. Carlos Hathcock: Called the deadliest man alive, this is arguably the most successful U. He helped establish the U. Wolf the Quarrelsome my single favorite name in the book : Irish barbarian and brother of King Brian Boru. Only appears in history twice and both times he is committing blood-soaked mayhem with his enemies.
I came very close to giving this one 5 stars. Still, for me at least, Thompson lands far more punches than he misses and I was generally smiling throughout with the occasional out loud guffaws.
Definitely as much fun as I have ever had reading history.
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