As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela : Underground Adventures in the Arms and Torture Trade Paperback
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/04/2007
- Category: Arms trade
- ISBN: 9780091909222