Paul Ham
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Paul Ham

PAUL HAM is a historian specialising in war, conflict 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, the United States and many other countries, and have won several literary awards.
His latest title is 'Young Hitler: The Making of the Führer', a new examination of how Hitler's youth influenced his rise to power (Penguin Random House UK and Australia/NZ, Pegasus USA and Objetiva Brazil).
He has also written 'Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth', a new history of one of the worst conflicts on the Western Front; 'Hiroshima Nagasaki', a provocative history of the atomic bombings; '1914: The Year The World Ended'; 'Sandakan'; 'Vietnam: The Australian War'; and 'Kokoda'.
Paul has co-written two ABC documentaries based on his work: 'Kokoda', 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', a feature documentary about Australia's alliance with America during the Vietnam War, which he also narrated, and which received the UN's Media Peace prize.
A former correspondent for The Sunday Times, Paul has a Masters degree in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He lives in Paris, with frequent trips to Sydney and London, and takes time off now and then to produce the Big Fat Poetry Pig-Out, an annual poetry recital, for charity.

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    • Passchendaele

    • Requiem for Doomed Youth
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 17 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 63

    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very compelling - good story, good narration

    • By David P. McGivern on 11-25-16

    Regular price: $38.29

    • Vietnam

    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    The definitive account of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, by best-selling author of Kokoda....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating detailed account

    • By Alan T Alcock on 04-21-09
    • The Australian War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 31 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 12-15-08
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 116 ratings

    Regular price: $41.97

    • The Odd Angry Shot

    • By: William Nagle
    • Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    The Odd Angry Shot is the seminal account of Australian soldiers in the Vietnam War. Brief and bracing, tragic yet darkly funny, the novel is an award-winning commentary on Vietnam....

    Regular price: $21.68

    • 1913

    • The Eve of War
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Christmas 1913: In Britain, people are debating a new dance called ‘the tango’....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is What Wasn't Taught in School.

    • By upfrontboi on 04-26-18

    Regular price: $15.16

    • Hiroshima Nagasaki

    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • While extraordinary, I can only give it 3 stars

    • By Gillian on 12-17-14

    Regular price: $29.37

    • 1914

    • The Year The World Ended
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How the war started

    • By Jean on 02-24-14
    • The Year The World Ended
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 22 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 11-01-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

    Regular price: $29.37

    • Young Hitler

    • The Making of the Führer
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: James Anderson Foster
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    By looking deeply into the Führer's childhood, war experiences, and early political career, this rigorous narrative seeks to answer this question: How did the early, defining years of Hitler’s life affect his rise to power? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very interesting & informative

    • By juliw on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Sandakan

    • The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war - a barely known episode of unimaginable horror....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent work

    • By Michael on 09-30-13
    • The Untold Story of the Sandakan Death Marches
    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Robert Meldrum
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Target Committee

    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Andrew Martin
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    How did America choose the targets for the atomic bomb? What made Hiroshima preferable over Kyoto or Tokyo? Find out....

    Regular price: $1.02

    • Kokoda (by Paul Ham)

    • By: Paul Ham
    • Narrated by: Peter Byrne
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56

    Paul Ham recounts both the Australian and Japanese perspectives of the events on the hellish Papuan jungle trail....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pulls no Punchs

    • By daryl on 10-03-10

    Regular price: $34.96

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