San Francisco, California, USA
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You are invited to meet Paul Ham when he discusses his new book Passchendaele with historian and author, Jonathan King.
Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, show the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting the whistle.
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.
The book tells the story of men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century.
When & Where
Berkelouw Books, Mona Vale
Berkelouw Books opened in Mona Vale in 2007. We have a spacious, light-filled store where you can discover a wide range of books and gifts for adults and children. Our staff are experienced booklovers who have the best bookselling technology at their fingertips to ensure they can satisfy your reading needs. We are a community based bookstore. We host bookclubs for readers of literature, crime and for kids who just love to read. We also host Writers Live events where readers can meet authors, talk about books and find out how good (and how hard) it is to be a writer. We also offer occasional workshops in areas that we believe are important to our customers.