Book reviewed in this issue.

Witnesses to a World Crisis: Historians and Histories of the Middle East in the Seventh Century. By James Howard-Johnston

Dampier's Monkey: The South Sea Voyages of William Dampier. By Adrian Mitchell

1835: the Founding of Melbourne and the Conquest of Australia. By James Boyce

The Protectors: A Journey through Whitefella Past. By Stephen Gray

A Different Inequality: The Politics of Debate about Remote Aboriginal Australia. By Diane Austin-Broos

Joseph Lyons: The People's Prime Minister. By Anne Henderson

Anzac and Empire: George Foster Pearce and the Foundations of Australian Defence. By John Connor

p. O.W: Australian Prisoners of War in Hitler's Reich. By Peter Monteath

Australia's Pacific War: Challenging a National Myth. By Tom O'Lincoln

Embodying Migrants: Italians in Postwar Australia. By Francesco Ricatti

Mr Big of Bankstown: The Scandalous Fitzpatrick and Browne Affair. By Andrew Moore

Labour and the Politics of Empire. By Neville Kirk

Half a Citizen: Life on Welfare in Australia. By John Murphy, Suellen Murray, Jenny Chalmers, Sonia Martin and Greg Marston

Michael Kirby: Paradoxes and Principles. By A.J. Brown

A Private Life: Fragments, Memories, Friends. By Michael Kirby

A Merciless Place: The Lost Story of Britain's Convict Disaster and How It Led to the Settlement of Australia. By Emma Christopher

A People of One Book: The Bible and the Victorians. By Timothy Larsen

God's Empire: Religion and Colonialism in the British World, c.1801–1908. By Hilary M. Carey

After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920. By Stuart Eagles

Past into Print: The Publishing of History in Britain 1850–1950. By Leslie Howsam

Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean. By Gillian Weiss

All the Tsar's Men: Russia's General Staff and the Fate of the Empire, 1898–1914. By John W. Steinberg

Belarus. The Last European Dictatorship. By Andrew Wilson

Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: the Dynamics of Activism. By Francesco Cavatorta and Vincent Durac

Civil Resistance and Power Politics: The Experience of Non-Violent Action from Gandhi to the Present. Edited by Adam Roberts and Timothy Garton Ash

The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence. By Susie Linfield