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Old June 12th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #1
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I'm looking for a BADASS biography. A biography about a Great man/woman. What do you recommend?
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Old June 12th, 2011, 07:10 AM   #2

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I could recommend several:-

Churchill by Roy Jenkins

The two volume biography of Hitler by Ian Kershaw

Stalin by Robert Service

Lenin also by Robert Service

Mao by Jung Chang and John Halliday.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 07:20 AM   #3

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Read and really enjoyed 'Trautmans Journey' by Catrine Clay has politics, war and football.
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Old June 12th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #4

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Have you checked Badass of the Week yet?
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Old June 12th, 2011, 09:01 AM   #5

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Elizabeth the Queen by Alison Weir is one I enjoyed very much. Also Henry VIII, King and Court by the same author.
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The Bible?
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TR was badass. But I think they're selling him short. As far as I know, he got shot right before the speech, and improvised some of it because the bullet went through his copy.
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"the horse that god made" about secretariat
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