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50 People Who Messed up the World - Alexander Parker

50 People Who Messed up the World

By: Alexander Parker, Tim Richman, Zapiro (Illustrator)


Published: 9th November 2017
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A scarily funny compendium of the modern world's most despicable villains, packed with hilarious illustrations from award-winning cartoonist Zapiro.

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.

About the Authors

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 has authored a number of books with Alexander Parker, and written for publications in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

About the Illustrator

Zapiro is South Africa's premier political cartoonist; among numerous accolades, he has won the International Publishers Association's Freedom to Publish Prize.

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 *
Brilliant. D'you remember Meg Ryan's orgasm in When Harry Met Sally? No, I didn't have an orgasm (sadly) reading the book, but I did yell Yes Yes Yes! -- Gorry Bowes Taylor
A book which is likely to launch a few thousand arguments about who else ought to have been included . . . with superb cartoons from Zapiro . . . And I applaud the inclusion of the nameless lady who assures us, 'Your call is so important to us that we've been ignoring you for seventeen minutes at your expense.' -- Jay Heale * Fine Music Radio Christmas 2017 recommendation *
Interesting stuff - go read it! -- Nigel Pierce * Good Hope FM *

ISBN: 9781472140715
ISBN-10: 1472140710
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 9th November 2017
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.8  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1