Paul Ham is the author of Hiroshima Nagasaki (2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (2007) and Kokoda (2004). Vietnam won the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for Non-Fiction (2008). Kokoda was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the New South Wales Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction.
Sandakan: The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches, was published in 2012 and was shortlisted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for History.
His last book was 1914: The Year the World Ended.
A former Sunday Times correspondent, with a Master's degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics, Paul now devotes most of his time to writing history. He lives in Paris and Sydney with his family.
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Books by Paul Ham
Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth
by Paul Ham
Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle.
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The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
by Judy Nunn, Tom Keneally, Paul Ham , Peter FitzSimons, Mike Carlton, Richard Flanagan, Nicole Alexand
This fine collection of great Australian writers’ includes pieces from Judy Nunn, Tom Keneally, Paul Ham, Peter FitzSimons, Mike Carlton, Richard Flanagan, Nicole Alexander, Susan Duncan and Caroline Overington.
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