Paul Ham is the author of several substantial works of 20th century history, including 1914: The Year the World Ended (Random House, 2014), Sandakan (Random House, 2013), Hiroshima Nagasaki (HarperCollins, 2011), Vietnam: The Australian War (HarperCollins, 2007) and Kokoda (HarperCollins, 2005), published in Australia and the UK. Hiroshima Nagasaki has been released by Pan Macmillan in the US.

He is a regular contributor to the Kindle Singles program, and publishes other authors' work through his 'short book' label, Hampress.

A former Australia correspondent for the Sunday Times, Paul attended Charles Sturt and Sydney universities and the London School of Economics and Political Science. He lives in Paris and Sydney.


Pieces by Paul Ham

So you want to rule like an autocrat?
Edition 57: Perils of Populism

A half-formed nation
Edition 51: Fixing the System

Allies in name alone
Edition 48: Enduring Legacies

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