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

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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.

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Review:

"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)

From the Publisher:

Taking up the baton from Michael Moore, the UK's foremost political comedian has written a corruscatingly funny expose of the arms trade

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