Monday, January 08, 2018

Paladin Press - The Deadliest Men

The Deadliest Men

The World's Deadliest Combatants Throughout The Ages

by Paul Kirchner

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


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

Index of Paladin Press site archived pages:

Stickgrappler's Note: I am guessing the Paladin site will be shut down at the end of the year and I'm archiving select Paladin Press pages to my blog to preserve an essential part of martial arts from 1970-2017. Archiving some of my favorite Paladin titles.



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