William D. Rubinstein

Detective stories captured the imaginations of the British middle classes in the 20th century. William D. Rubinstein looks at the rise of home-grown writers such as Agatha Christie, how they mirrored society and why changes in social mores eventually murdered their sales.

As bankers gain pariah status, William D. Rubinstein discusses Britain’s changing attitudes towards the wealthy.

Sir John Reeves Ellerman was No.1 on the UK’s 1916 rich list. William D. Rubinstein looks at the careers of this reclusive, but fabulously rich, British man of business and of his children.

Human Smoke The Beginnings of World War II and the End of Civilization Nicholson Baker Simon & Schuster 576pp £20 ISBN 1 847 37274 0 The point of...

William D. Rubinstein, co-author of a radical new book on Shakespeare’s true identity, reflects on some riddles of history in the light of his own discoveries.

John F. Kennedy served as President of the United States for only two years and ten months, barely longer than the administration, now virtually...

William D. Rubinstein ascribes the bitterness of historians’ arguments to the lack of an agreed definition and to political agendas.

William D. Rubinstein reviews this new contribution to the debate surrounding the outbreak of the First World War.