The Deadliest Men

The World's Deadliest Combatants Throughout The Ages

by Paul Kirchner

Available Formats

430 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
photos, illust.

  • Description
  • Author Bio
  • Chapter List
  • To Download
Who were the greatest individual warriors of all time? This book profiles 50, including Alexander the Great, Jim Bowie, Geronimo, Bat Masterson, Audie Murphy and Alvin York, as well as such lesser-known figures as Jelly Bryce, the FBI's top gun during the gangster era; Egil Skallagrimmson, the poetry-spouting Viking warrior; Jean-Louis, the Haitian emigrant who became the greatest swordsman in Napoleonic France; Jose "Pepe" Llulla, the New Orleans duelist who owned a private cemetery said to be filled with his victims; La Maupin, the licentious swordswoman who cut a swath through 17th century Paris; and Lance Thomas, the Los Angeles jeweler who successfully defended himself in five armed robberies. These incredible warriors faced overwhelming odds, survived terrible wounds, pulled off hairbreadth escapes and piled their enemies in heaps. Their stories read like fiction but are all the more compelling because they are true.
Paul Kirchner has been a writer and illustrator for more than 25 years. His work has appeared in publications ranging from Marvel Comics to The Wall Street Journal to Paladin author Jeff Cooper's books.
1) Alexander the Great
2) Tom Allen
3) James Bowie
4) Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
5) Delf A. "Jelly" Bryce
6) Lloyd L. Burke
7) Ned Christie
8) Winston S. Churchill
9) Ty Cobb
10) Hannah Duston
11) Nathan Bedford Forrest
12) Peter Francisco
13) Geronimo
14) Gurkhas: Jitbahadur Rai, Dwansing Basnet, Lahhiman Gurung
15) Frank Hamer
16) Nancy Hart
17) Eric Hartmann & Hans – Joachim Marseille
18) Wild Bill Hickok
19) Andrew Jackson
20) Jean-Louis
21) "Turkey Creek" Jack Johnson
22)Charles E. "Commando" Kelly
23) Jose "Pepe" Llulla
24) Frank Luke
25) Bat Masterson & Luke Short
26) La Maupin
27) Donald McBane
28) Mgobozi
29) Usamah ibn-Munqidh
30) Audie Murphy
31) Miyamoto Musashi
32) Charles Nungesser
33) Francisco Pizarro
34) Robert the Bruce & the Black Douglas
35) Ronald Rosser
36) Hans-Ulrich Rudel
37) Shaka
38) Egil Skallagrimsson
39) Sokaku Takeda
40) Lance Thomas
41) Nancy Wake
42) Lewis Wetzel
43) Sam Whittemore
44) Alvin C. York

• Once purchased in PDF format, this file can be downloaded and read on your PC, Mac, Netbook or any device that supports the PDF file type*.

• After you complete your order, the file will be available for download immediately.

• You MUST download the file within 48 hours of purchase.

• A link to the download page will be included in your order confirmation e-mail.