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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ben Thompson Narrator: Stephen Bowlby Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9780062120878
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Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an Ultimate Deathmatch!

This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You're here to witness the catastrophically awesome exploits of history's greatest badasses. Not only that, you're here to see what happens when badasses collide, when glory and doom hang in the balance, when two men enter one man leaves. If you dare listen, you'll hear the stories of . . .

Cyrus the Great
The king who forged the Persian Empire with blood, steel, and a few thousand rampaging camels

St. Moses the Black
The Patron Saint of Asskickings, who taught bandit thugs a lesson in turning the other cheek

The War of Aracau
The only successful indigenous resistance to Spanish colonization, led by a Mapuche warrior who strapped blades to his arms after the conquistadors sawed off his hands

The Rani of Jhansi
The Indian warrior princess who took on the British crown with a sword in each hand and her baby strapped to her back

Tango Mike-Mike
One lone Green Beret single-handedly rescues an entire Special Forces squad from a pinned-down position deep behind enemy lines in Cambodia

The Charge of the Australian Light Horse
Eight hundred horsemen armed with bayonets embark on the last great cavalry charge in history, rushing toward trenches filled with machine guns, rifles, and huge bullets

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wildly entertaining…Thompson’s unabashed enthusiasm for his material is palpable and infectious, and his research is admirable. Fans of mayhem—mythical and real—as well as military strategists will find this to be a worthwhile investment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Thompson’s grasp of history is solid. Think of it as Thucydides for video gamers.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is the author of Guts & Glory: The American Civil War, Guts & Glory: The Vikings, and Guts & Glory: World War II. For more than ten years, he has been producing humorous, history-related material, including articles for publications such as Military Times and for organizations like the American Mustache Institute. He is the author of Badass and Badass: The Birth of a Legend.

About the Narrator

Stephen Bowlby has worked as a professional voice actor for more than forty years. His experience spans animation, character work, commercials, and narration. He has read numerous audiobooks throughout his career, including titles by Harold Robbins, Stuart M. Kaminsky, John Sculley, and Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.