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              Yoko's Diary
               

              Yoko's Diary (Paperback)

              Edited by Ham, Paul; Translated by Edwards, Debbie

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              The diary is one little girl's vision of her world as it closes in and destroys her. She is a highly intelligent child; but the full weight of Japanese propaganda can be felt through her thoughts and observations; she is also a classic example of the dutiful Japanese daughter, bu...t one with a keenly observant eye. The book consists of Yoko's diary as well as a stirring prologue from Yoko's brother, a diary entry from Yoko's father after her death and a very moving letter of Yoko's death from the woman who nursed Yoko as she died. While the core of the book is Yoko's diary, it would also include information about the war, the Japanese way of life, Hiroshima today and extra material to complete a poignant and comprehensive view of one of history's most horrific events. Ages: 8-12
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              ISBN 9780733331183
              Published NZ 27 Apr 2015
              Publisher ABC Books
              Interest Age 8-12 years
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              Hiroshima Nagasaki
               

              Hiroshima Nagasaki (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ham, Paul

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              'We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world.' President Harry Truman The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly, mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrif...ic injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were 'our least abhorrent choice', American leaders claimed at the time - and still today most people believe they ended the Pacific War and saved millions of American and Japanese lives. Ham challenges this view, arguing that the bombings, when Japan was on its knees, were the culmination of a strategic Allied air war on enemy civilians that began in Germany and had till then exacted its most horrific death tolls in Dresden and Tokyo. The war in Europe may have ended but it continued in the Pacific against a regime still looking to save face. Ham describes the political manoeuvring and the scientific race to build the new atomic weapon. He also gives powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, from 12-year-olds forced to work in war factories to wives and children who faced it alone, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.
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              ISBN 9780732288464
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Hiroshima Nagasaki
               

              Hiroshima Nagasaki (Paperback)

              By Ham, Paul

              • RRP: $49.07
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              In one of the defining moments of twentieth century, more than 100,000 people were killed instantly by two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by US Air Force B29s. This title tells the story of the tragedy through eyes of the survivors, from twelve-year-olds forced to... work in war factories to the wives and children who faced it alone.
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              ISBN 9780552778503
              Released NZ 18 Jul 2013
              Publisher Transworld Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486204625
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Hiroshima Nagasaki
               

              Hiroshima Nagasaki (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed more than 100,000 instantly; mostly women, children and the elderly. Many hundreds of thousands more succumbed to their horrific injuries later, or slowly perished of radiation-related sickness. Yet the bombs were 'our lea...st abhorrent choice', American leaders claimed at the time. Here, Paul Ham challenges this view, giving powerful witness to its destruction through the eyes of eighty survivors, reminding us that these two cities were full of ordinary people who suddenly, out of a clear blue summer's sky, felt the sun fall on their heads.
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              ISBN 9781743119372
              Published NZ 1 Sep 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches
               

              Sandakan: The untold story of the Sandakan death marches (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              This is the story of the three-year ordeal of the Sandakan prisoners of war. After the fall of Singapore in February 1942, the Japanese conquerors transferred 2700 British and Australian prisoners to a jungle camp some eight miles inland of Sandakan, in North Borneo. For decades ...after the Second World War, the Australian and British governments would refuse to divulge the truth of what happened here, for fear of traumatising the families of the victims. Of the 2700 prisoners originally sent to Sandakan, only six - all of them Australians - would survive. This important and harrowing book narrates the full story of Sandakan, as told through the experiences of the participants.
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              ISBN 9781743136140
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Target Committee
               

              The Target Committee (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Martin, Andrew; Producer Studios, Audible

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              How did America choose the targets for the atomic bomb? What made Hiroshima preferable over Kyoto or Tokyo? Critical to the mission to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki were a series of meetings set up in mid-1945 and comprising America's most powerful military, political and scient...ific chiefs. The committeemen would decide where and how the first nuclear weapons would be used in anger. In this absorbing and provocative narrative, historian Paul Ham shines a torch on their arguments to reveal the thinking behind the atomic destruction of two cities - and how the Target Committee justified it at the time.
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              ISBN 9781489342317
              Published NZ 1 May 2016
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth

              Passchendaele: Requiem for Doomed Youth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ham, Paul

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              The intervening century, the most violent in human history, has not disarmed these pictures of their power to shock. At the very least they ask us, on the 100th anniversary of the battle, to see and to try to understand what happened here. Yes, we commemorate the event. Yes, we a...dorn our breasts with poppies. But have we seen? Have we understood? Have we dared to reason why? What happened at Passchendaele was the expression of the 'wearing-down war', the war of pure attrition at its most spectacular and ferocious. Paul Ham's Passchendaele- Requiem for Doomed Youth shows how ordinary men on both sides endured this constant state of siege, with a very real awareness that they were being gradually, deliberately, wiped out. Yet the men never broke- they went over the top, when ordered, again and again and again. And if they fell dead or wounded, they were casualties in the 'normal wastage', as the commanders described them, of attritional war. Only the soldier's friends at the front knew him as a man, with thoughts and feelings. His family back home knew him as a son, husband or brother, before he had enlisted. By the end of 1917 he was a different creature- his experiences on the Western Front were simply beyond their powers of comprehension. A century later, this is what 'Passchendaele' has come to mean in the public mind- a struggle that, even by the standards of the Great War, entered the realm of the abominable, infernal and monumentally futile. Humans, animals, ordnance and pouring rain were thrown together in a maelstrom of steel and flesh in the name of a strategy that prescribed casualty lists in the hundreds of thousands. Such huge losses were not some epic blunder. Casualties on this scale were planned and, in the context of the time, expected, in the minds of commanders captive to an offensive they were helpless to avert. Paul Ham distinguishes his book from other 'mud and blood' accounts by setting the soldiers' experiences in the context of the military an
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              ISBN 9781864711455
              Published NZ 13 Nov 2017
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              1914: The Year the World Ended

              1914: The Year the World Ended (Hardback, 2nd edition)

              By Ham, Paul

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              1914: The Year The World Ended is a history of the events, and the people who lived through them, which led to the outbreak of the First World War and the creation of the front line that became the scene of the most concentrated slaughter of human beings in history. The lives of ...millions of young men would be wasted - killed or dreadfully wounded - in a doomed struggle to control a trench line running from Liege in Belgium to Verdun in France, which barely moved in four years. 1914 is, of course, much more than a date: it is emblematic of terrible events, the vortex of the gathering storm. As such, '1914' will draw on the well of the deep past to show how political, economic and social change coalesced into that singularly disastrous year. In this way the book gathers the reins of decades, and binds them to those few irreversible months, as revealed through the experiences of ordinary British, French and German people, who found themselves u willingly and unwillingly u caught up in what would be the most dreadful conflict the world had known. The narrative hinges on the personal histories of British, French and German soldiers; as well as others involved, or touched, by in the war, such as parents, nurses, deserters, pacifists, drawn from primary source material - eg diaries, letters, and memoirs. Their individual stories will be set against the great swim of political events that led to the outbreak of war.
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              ISBN 9781864711424
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2013
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              1914: The Year The World Ended
               

              1914: The Year The World Ended (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Ham, Paul; Read by Meldrum, Robert

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              Few years can justly be said to have transformed the earth: 1914 did. In July that year, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Britain and France were poised to plunge the world into a war that would kill or wound 37 million people, tear down the fabric of society, uproot ancient pol...itical systems and set the course for the bloodiest century in human history. In the longer run, the events of 1914 set the world on the path toward the Russian Revolution, the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Nazism and the Cold War. In 1914: The Year the World Ended, award-winning historian Paul Ham tells the story of the outbreak of the Great War from German, British, French, Austria-Hungarian, Russian and Serbian perspectives.
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              ISBN 9781486242634
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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