As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade

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9780091909215: As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela: Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture 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 sets 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.

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Review:

"His book is a genuine eye-opener" -- Mail on Sunday

"courageous...it's a humorous yet heartfelt polemic...Thomas' revelations are riveting" -- The Independent

"funny, disturbing and fascinating" -- Metro

From the Publisher:

In the style of Stupid White Men, the UK's foremost political comedian has written a corruscatingly funny expose of the arms trade

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