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50 People Who Messed up the World

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50 People Who Messed up the World by Alexander Parker
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'I can't imagine how they whittled it down to just 50 people' - comedian Nik Rabinowitz 'A fantastic thought-provoking book that renews my appreciation for history. It reminds us how we got here and how we can avoid things getting worse' Mandla Shongwe, SAFM Lifestyle A fascinating, terrific read. Gareth Cliff, CliffCentral From drug lords, drug cheats and the morally corrupt to political despots and plain, old crackpots - the twentieth century certainly saw its fair share of villains. Be it through politics, war, sport, culture or just their general idiocy, these are men and women of infamy who have steered our good ship Humanity towards the World-War-fighting, smart-phone-tapping age we are mired in today. 50 People Who Messed Up the World brings together the nastiest names from the last century and beyond in one highly unpleasant yet hilarious package. Nasty names such as Stalin, Hideki Tojo and Chairman Mao make up a murderer's row of historically horrible figures, alongside more recent sordid celebs including Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Lance Armstrong. Each entry offers a sharply sardonic and scathingly thorough profile, accompanied by hilarious mono illustrations from award-winning cartoonist Zapiro. Treading the delicate balance between cynicism and optimism, Alexander Parker and Tim Richman offend and entertain in equal measure in this delightfully scornful read.

Author Biography

Alexander Parker (Author) Alexander Parker has authored a number of books with Tim Richman, and written for publications in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Tim Richman (Author) Tim Richman has authored a number of books with Alexander Parker, and written for publications in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Zapiro is South Africa's premier political cartoonist; among numerous accolades, he has won the International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Prize.
Release date NZ
November 9th, 2017
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
50-100 illustrations
Imprint
Robinson
Pages
320
Dimensions
233x152x23
ISBN-13
9781472140715
Product ID
26658147

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