Monday, January 08, 2018

Paladin Press - More of the Deadliest Men Who Ever Lived

More of the Deadliest Men Who Ever Lived

by Paul Kirchner

466 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"


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.


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) Hank Adams 
2) Chevalier Bayard 
3) Tsukahara bokuden 
4) "Mad Jack" Churchill 
5) Cassius Marcellus Clay 
6) Jeff Cooper 
7) David 
8) Jonathan R. Davis 
9) Kenelm Digby 
10) Herman H. Hanneken 
11) John Wesley Hardin 
12) Joseph Harrison 
13) Kitty Hesselberger and Dorothy Raynes-Simson 
14) Ito Ittosai Kagehisa and Ono Tadaaki 
15) Lozen 
16) Chuck Mawhinney 
17) "Paddy" Blair Mayne 
18) Lewis L. Millett 
19) Jeff Milton 
20) Moros 
21) Rich Owen 
22) Frank Pape 
23) George S. Patton 
24) John Purcell 
25) Frank J. Reynolds 
26) Richard the Lion-Heart 
27) Manfred von Richthofen and Rene Fonck 
28) Saburo Sakai 
29) Robert "R.J." Thomas 
30) Tunnel Rats 
31) Adelbert F. Waldron III 
32) Samuel Woodfill 
33) Vassili Zaitsev

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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