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    DescriptionAn unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battleThroughout history--from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era--there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all . . . Badass!Chandragupta MauryaAn Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguardsPeter FranciscoAn unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadswordWolf the QuarrelsomeA mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice--and both times he's kicking someone's assBhanbhagta GurungA fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knifeFrom Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass.


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    Title
    Badass
    Subtitle
    A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ben Thompson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061749445
    ISBN 10: 0061749443
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A23306000
    DC22: 920.02
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO012000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000, BIO000000, HUM000000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: CT105 .T57 2009
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    83 Halftones throughout
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperPaperbacks
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York