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As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela by Mark Thomas

As Used On The Famous Nelson Mandela

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Armed with a fairly flimsy disguise and some worryingly poor accents, Mark Thomas sets off on a
journey of discovery in the company of arms dealers, torture victims, politicians, cops, crusties and geeks. The result is both deeply funny and deeply disturbing. Sharp and entertaining, Thomas reveals 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.


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. His show, "The Mark Thomas Product", ran for six highly acclaimed series on Channel Four. This title presents an account of Mark's rampage through the arms trade, and also looks at the truth of an industry fraught with loopholes, complacency and greed.

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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 *

About the Author

Mark Thomas has worked as a comedian for over twenty years. His activist, campaigning brand of comedy has been a thorn in the side of many politicians and corporations. However, recently he has been invited to give evidence at various government select committees. He is one of a limited number of people to be awarded a UN Global Human Rights Defender Award and has also been awarded a Kurdish National Congress Medal of Honour amongst other citations. His three-year campaign to stop the building of the Ilisu dam in Turkey was ultimately successful and saved 78,000 Kurds from being displaced.

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5th April 2007


Mark Thomas

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Ebury Press


352 pages


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