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Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time—and the people who fought them. When only one can live, it’s an Ultimate Deathmatch.

This isn’t 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 and 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

With 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!

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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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