Following up Paladin's 2001 best-seller The Deadliest Men
, More of the Deadliest Men Who Ever Lived
profiles more than three dozen of history's greatest individual warriors, including King David, John Wesley Hardin, George S. Patton, Richard the Lionheart, and Manfred von Richthofen, as well as such lesser-known figures as:
- Cassius Marcellus Clay, the abolitionist who was feared for his skill with the bowie knife
- Joe Harrison, the San Francisco cab-driver who would pick up any fare, any time, relying on his .41 magnum to keep him alive
- Kitty Hesselberger and Dorothy Raynes-Simson, who fought off a determined Mau Mau attack at their isolated Kenyan ranch
- Frank Reynolds, the Chicago police officer who killed more than a dozen men in the line of duty and was said to be the only lawman John Dillinger feared
- R.J. Thomas, the Navy SEAL who single-handedly held off a North Vietnamese assault armed only with a .45 automatic
- Adelbert F. Waldron III, the Vietnam-war sniper who racked up the highest kill count on record, but whose story has remained untold until now
Each of the warriors herein dominated a violent environment and triumphed against overwhelming odds. They fought for blood, not sport, with the weapons of individual combat: fist, knife, sword, bow, pistol, rifle and machine gun. Most of them fought for something beyond survival – a cause, a code, a creed or a country – while others fought solely in defense of their lives, a worthy enough purpose in itself.
Drawn from books, newspapers, and personal interviews, these action-packed accounts provide an insight into the skills, tactics, and mindset of the greatest fighting men and women the world has ever known.
This book is a collection of profiles of superlative warriors of such strength, skill, courage and ferocity that they could – and often did – turn the tide of battle.
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.
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