Thanks to Art of Manliness for pointing me to this awesome site - Badass of the Week! Check out an excerpt from Ben Thompson's description of Virile Lit. favorite George Orwell for Powell's:
While cracking street thugs in the kneecaps with a billy club was fun and all, it was when the Spanish Civil War broke out that George Orwell really got a chance to get in there and start kicking some serious asses. George had a pretty spectacular hatred of all things Nazi-related, so when a rag-tag group of democracy-oriented Spanish rebels started trading face-punches with German-backed Fascists, Orwell knew it was time to backflip over to the Iberian Peninsula and put the "crazy" in "democrazy."