The untold story of the Sandakan Death Marches of the Second World War.
Paul Ham is a Sydney-based historian, and the author of HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI, to be published in November 2011 by HarperCollins. His previous books are VIETNAM- THE AUSTRALIAN WAR (November 2007) and KOKODA (November 2004), both published by HarperCollins. 'VIETNAM' won the NSW Premier's Prize for Australian History and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Prize for Non-Fiction (2008), a Walkley Award and two other State literary awards. KOKODA was shortlisted for the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction and the NSW Premier's Prize for Non-Fiction. Since 1998, Paul has been the Australia correspondent for The London Sunday Times, covering politics, business and current affairs. He has a Masters degree in Economic History from the London School of Economic, and lives in Sydney with his wife, Marie, and son, Oliver.
"Written . . . with great power and assiduous research. Surely this is now the definitive account of the Sandakan death marches, which, among other achievements, chronicles the dignified and generous behaviour that desperate Australians accorded each other to the last, as they faced certain death." --Sydney Morning Herald