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No joke, this exact sentence is used no fewer than three touhhest times. Plus, I’m too lazy Thank you for your feedback. It is about the greatest military commanders and fighters of history.
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And I laughed until it hurt. And it is on the chapter on the great sniper, Carlos Hathcock, whose book I read on the recommendation of my decorated Vietnam veteran father. As Thompson dragged me along, the humor I found in the early pages turned relsntless frustration.
Part of it stems from the fact that I’d rather spend my money on beer and sandwiches. Chandragupta Maurya An Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards Peter Francisco An unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword Wolf the Quarrelsome A mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice—and both times he’s kicking someone’s ass Bhanbhagta Gurung A fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife From Alexander the Great to George S.
Preview — Badass by Ben Thompson. As is pretty typical with anyone who uses humour in writing, people are bound to hate it for being too ‘this’ or not enough ‘that’. The Birth of a Legend: Khalid Bin Walid “Trained form birth in the hypermanly arts of horsemanship, sword fighting, wrestling and punching people in the face so hard that their brains explode into tiny gray particles, the great Muslim warlord Khalid Bin Walid was bred for one thing: However, what Thompson does superbly is entice the reader back through the ages and introduces us to historical figures in a light most have probably never see before, basically as real people who did some pretty awesome stuff.
Unless, you know, you’re a history major then you’ve likely already heard of these epically awesome people from the past. I was in college when I first read this and even then I found the terminology distracting.
But that’s all right. He writes about how the Spartans would banish “pussies” to Athens, those who wanted to study and read books instead of being a Spartan who focused on being a warrior. Don’t have a Kindle? Welcome to history on the FX channel. They laughed hard as well. Now, I’m no longer a teenage boy myself, but I do appreciate obnoxious sarcasm from time to time, and I certainly enjoy a good hyper-masculine, testosterone-fueled look back at historical figures.
That might work if there was something clever in the shock but it’s pedestrian and repetitive. In addition to short biographies of ridiculous people the book contains a lot of interesting facts and some cool illustrations.
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Ben has done a nice job of having a mixture of people in history, so there are touhhest females too. Yeah, that explains it. This book is wrong. This is a dumb but incredibly fun book.
This was a blast. Ben Thompson’s “Badass” isn’t just hilarious, it’s educational! Showing of reviews.
Thankfully, the surgery went well and the book was terrific. After that, you’d have to survive some insurmountable odds The book is broken down into 40 short chapters, varying in length from pages to around Ben Thompson rolled a fatty, poured some suds and gathered together 40 historical figures from widely disparate backgrounds, time periods and levels of morality that represent the toughest, most victorious, most testosterone-laden men and women in all of history.
A lot of history books are pretty dry, at best. I enjoyed it thoroughly not only because it was entertaining, but also because I learned a lot about various historical figures and events. I think it’s perfect for middle schoolers and up.