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As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela

Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade

Mark Thomas

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Arrow
01 May 2007
Society & Social Sciences; Arms trade
Mark Thomas is one of the UK's most effective and best-known political activists, as well as being a highly successful stand-up comedian. His show, The Mark Thomas Product, ran for six highly acclaimed series on Channel Four. Amazingly, this is his first book.As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela is a deeply funny, deeply disturbing account of Mark's rampage through the arms trade. Under a fairly flimsy disguise and with the use of some worryingly poor accents, Mark set off on a journey of discovery in the company of arms dealers, torture victims, politicians, cops, crusties and geeks. The result is a shockingly entertaining read.Embedded within the sharpness of his humour is the truth of an industry fraught with loopholes, complacency and greed; that allows corrupt regimes to kill, maim and displace, but whose deals are often subsidised by the British taxpayer.Hard-hitting, laugh-out-loud funny and extremely unsettling, As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela is never anything less than compulsive.
By:   Mark Thomas
Imprint:   Arrow
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   239g
ISBN:   9780091909222
ISBN 10:   0091909228
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 May 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Thomas has been a comedian and activist for over twenty years. His campaigning brand of comedy - spanning TV, stage and print - has been a thorn in the side of many politicians and corporations, and has resulted in him being awarded a UN Global Human rights Defender Award and a Kurdish National Congress Medal of Honour amongst other citations.This is his first book.

Reviews for As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade

John Pilger with laughs * Guardian * Thomas, in essence, is a brilliant investigative journalist disguised as an angry, shouty comedian ... very funny indeed * Daily Telegraph * A genuine eye-opener * Mail on Sunday * Courageous book ... A humorous yet heartfelt polemic ... Thomas' revelations are riveting * Independent * Thomas's investigations are gripping * Daily Telegraph *


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