From the author of the acclaimed Hiroshima Nagasaki
Released in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of World War One in 2014
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 political 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.
About the Author
Paul Ham is the author of the highly acclaimed Kokoda, Vietnam: The Australian War and Hiroshima Nagasaki. He is the Australia Correspondent of the Sunday Times. He was born in Sydney and educated in Australia and Britain. He now lives in Sydney, having spent several years working in Britain as a journalist and publisher. The author lives in Sydney, Australia.
"[Paul Ham’s] account is documented, detailed, rational and responsible, as well as fascinating and horrifying. It is difficult to imagine a better starting point from which to begin a serious consideration of this most challenging of historical issues." - Bill James, News Weekly (for Hiroshima Nagasaki)
"Paul Ham ... has chronicled this extraordinary story with great skill ... and assiduous research." - Sydney Morning Heral (for Sandakan)
Format: MP3 CD
Published: 1st November 2013
Weight (kg): 0.5