Paul Ham 1914 The Year The World Ended

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1914 The Year The World Ended

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In August 1914, the European powers plunged the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient political systems and set the world on course for the bloodiest century in human history.



On the eve of the 100th anniversary of that terrible year, Ham takes the reader on a journey into the labyrinth, to reveal the complexity, the layered motives, the flawed and disturbed minds that drove the world to war. What emerges is a clear sense of what happened and why. 'To understand the past,' Ham concludes, 'and share that understanding, is the chief role of the historian. To understand the past is to liberate ourselves from its awful shadow and steel ourselves against it happening again.'

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A searing indictment of the rationale behind the FIrst World War and a shocking portrayal of what might have been

About the Author:

Paul Ham is the author of the critically acclaimed Sandakan, Hiroshima Nagasaki, Vietnam: The Australian War and Kokoda. His latest book, 1914: The Year the World Ended, is being published by Random House in Britain in May 2014; while Hiroshima Nagasaki is being published in America in August 2014.



A former correspondent for the Sunday Times (between 1998-2012), Paul was born in Sydney and educated in Australia and Britain, where he completed a Masters degree in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.



He now writes history full-time, and lives in Sydney and Paris.

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