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Paul Ham
PAUL HAM is a historian specialising in 20th century conflict, war and politics. Born and raised in Sydney, Paul has spent his working life in London, Sydney and Paris. His books have been published to critical acclaim in Australia, Britain and the United States, and include: 'Passchendaele:... show more



PAUL HAM is a historian specialising in 20th century conflict, war and politics. Born and raised in Sydney, Paul has spent his working life in London, Sydney and Paris. His books have been published to critical acclaim in Australia, Britain and the United States, and include: 'Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth', a new history of one of the worst conflicts on the Western Front (Penguin Random House 2016); 'Hiroshima Nagasaki', a controversial history of the atomic bombings (HarperCollins Australia 2010, Penguin Random House UK 2011, & Pan Macmillan USA 2014-15); '1914: The Year The World Ended' (Penguin Random House 2013); 'Sandakan' (Penguin Random House 2011); 'Vietnam: The Australian War' and 'Kokoda' (both published by HarperCollins, 2007 and 2004). Paul has co-written two ABC documentaries based on his work: 'Kokoda' (2010), a 2-part series on the defeat of the Japanese army in Papua in 1942 (shortlisted for the New York Documentary prize); and 'All the Way' (2012), about Australia's difficult alliance with America during the Vietnam War, which he also narrated and presented (it won the UN's Media Peace prize). Paul is the founding director of Hampress, an independent ebook publisher, and a regular contributor to Kindle Single, Amazon's new 'short book' publishing platform, for which he has written '1913: The Eve of War' and 'Young Hitler', co-written 'Honey, We Forgot the Kids', and published several titles by other authors. Hampress welcomes your ideas! A former Australia correspondent for The Sunday Times (1998-2012), Paul has a Masters degree in Economic History from London School of Economics. He lives in Sydney and Paris, and takes time off now and then to organise the Big Fat Poetry Pig-Out, an annual poetry recital, for charity.Some relevant links:http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Ham/e/B001KECKZ8https://www.hampress.com/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hamhttp://us.macmillan.com/hiroshimanagasaki/paulhamhttp://lareviewofbooks.org/review/hiroshima-nagasaki-american-militarismhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18580198-1914http://www.amazon.com/Sandakan-Paul-Ham-ebook/dp/B008CPQGMGhttp://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4294995-vietnamhttp://www.randomhouse.com.au/authors/paul-ham.aspxhttp://www.harpercollins.com.au/9780732282325/kokoda

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TStarnes Book reviews rated it 7 years ago
There is no denying that Paul Ham is a skilled historian. His research for this book is thorough and meticulous. He has a very firm grasp of all the events that built up and eventually lead to the war and the players involved. This book is very detailed and gives a very complete explanation of the c...
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