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Description - As Used On the Famous Nelson Mandela by Mark Thomas

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091909222
ISBN-10: 0091909228
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 126mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mark Thomas

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.

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