Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea.
a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across
state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound
received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had
taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades
later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the
nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to
within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in
one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that
there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first
US president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence.
And now these men—these hallowed leaders of the free world—want to kick your ass.
of historians can tell you which president had the most effective
economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current
political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you
encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight? This book
will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than
the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You’re welcome. Download and start listening now!