Rank #1: Six Hours in Hell
In 1965, Special Forces member Roy Benavidez stepped on a landmine in South Vietnam. He was told he would never walk again. Not only did Roy prove his doctors wrong, he would return to Vietnam three years later and go on to save the lives of eight people.
Rank #2: Catherine the Great
Born Sophie of Anhalt-Zerbst, a young princess marries the heir to the Russian throne and becomes Catherine the Great. Learn how she was able to usurp the crown from her husband - with the help & support of the Russian people - to become the country’s longest ruling female leader.
Rank #3: Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc believed that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its long-running war with England. With no military training, the peasant girl convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans, where it achieved a momentous victory over the English and their French allies, the Burgundians. Join Jack and Lar as they discuss the accomplishments and downfall of Joan of Arc.
Rank #4: Taiping Rebellion
The Taiping Rebellion was a civil war in China that was waged from 1850 to 1864. Jack and Lar take a look at how a self-proclaimed convert to Christianity and brother of Jesus Christ led this massive rebellion with his army, eventually expanding to command a population base of nearly 30 million people.