Badass: the Birth of A Legend

Badass: the Birth of A Legend

Spine-crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned

eBook - 2011 | 1st ed.
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"Since the beginning of human history people have created myths, tall tales, and super and anti-heroes--stories of men and women who embarked on intrepid adventures, performed extraordinary feats of unparalleled awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes. In BADASS: THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND, Ben Thompson compiles all of these fantastical tales from the beginning of time to today and tells them in the completely over-the-top manner in which they were intended"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper Paperbacks, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062074942
0062074946
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 367 p.) : ill.
Contents: 1: Gods, goddesses, and other kickass celestial beings
Anubis
Zeus
Rama
Kali
Brave-swift-impetuous-male
The monkey king
Huitzilopochtli
Thor
Oya
Saint Michael the Archangel
2: Heroes, heroines, and over-the-top do-gooders
Atalanta
Diomedes
Samson
Sinbad
Finn McCool
Beowulf
Bradamant of Clairmont
Captain James T. Kirk
Inspector Harry Callahan
B. A. Baracus
3: Villains, sorcerers, antiheroes, and merciless bastards
King Minos
Medea
Sir Mordred
Skuld
Gilgamesh
Professor James Moriarty
Sauron
Darth Vader
Skeletor
The white tights
4: Monsters, fiends, hellspawn, and worse
Dragons
Baba Yaga
Surt
The furies
Frankenstein's monster
Moby-Dick
Godzilla
The red dwarf of Detroit
El Chupacabra
The Daleks.
Summary: "Since the beginning of human history people have created myths, tall tales, and super and anti-heroes--stories of men and women who embarked on intrepid adventures, performed extraordinary feats of unparalleled awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes. In BADASS: THE BIRTH OF A LEGEND, Ben Thompson compiles all of these fantastical tales from the beginning of time to today and tells them in the completely over-the-top manner in which they were intended"-- Provided by publisher.

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Feb 24, 2016

awesome book

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