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Rubinstein, W. D.

Works: 102 works in 436 publications in 3 languages and 14,253 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, win, Composer, Other, Translator
Classifications: D804.3, 305.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by W. D Rubinstein
The myth of rescue : why the democracies could not have saved more Jews from the Nazis by W. D Rubinstein( )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It has long been claimed that the Allies did little or nothing to rescue Europe's Jews. Did they deny refuge to those fleeing Hitler's death machine? Why did they fail to bomb Auschwitz and the other concentration camps? Could they have actually negotiated with the Nazis for Jewish lives? Arguing that the rescue of the Jewish people has been consistently misinterpreted, The Myth of Rescue states that no Jew who perished in the Holocaust could have been saved by any action of the Western Allies. Presenting what was actually known of the Holocaust at the time and what actions were realistically possible, William D. Rubinstein traces the development of the arguments surrounding the debate and debunks the "myths" that were generated in the 1970s and '80s: the myth of the closed-door immigration policies in the years 1933-40 and the plans for rescue proposed by the democracies--including the bombing of concentration camps, the possibility that the War Refugee Board could have saved more Jews, and the rumors of negotiations between the democracies and Nazis to save Jewish lives. The topic is explored with a historian's skill and presented with the conviction of one who once believed that the democracies did nothing and more Jews could have been rescued but who now, through his own research, has uncovered evidence that the opposite is true. -- Publisher's description
Capitalism, culture, and decline in Britain, 1750-1990 by W. D Rubinstein( )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This original and controversial contribution to the topical debate on Britain's economic decline presents a critique of the thesis made familiar in recent years by Martin J. Wiener, Anthony Sampson, Correlli Barnett and others
Genocide : a history by W. D Rubinstein( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in English and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Was the Holocaust unique? How many people did Stalin and Pol Pot really kill? Have pre-literate peoples committed genocide? Are women more likely to be killed in genocides than men? Many people believe that we live in an 'age of genocides'. William D. Rubinstein provides a unique chronological account of genocide through the ages, bringing to bear an original historical perspective based on wide international research."--Jacket
The richest of the rich : the wealthiest 200 people in Britain since 1066 by Philip Beresford( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive study of Britain's 250 richest people in history, from the time of William the Conqueror to the present. In this book, Philip Beresford, the author of The Sunday Times annual 'Rich List' and history expert William D. Rubinstein, have turned their attention to the wealthiest individuals in British history, revealing how they made their fortunes, the role played by luck, contacts and violence, and how successful they were in hanging on to their gains. The authors provide a fascinating account of personal wealth and influence, noting how, throughout history, the opportunities for aggrandising wealth have been changed by technology, demographics, taxation, politics and war
The truth will out : unmasking the real Shakespeare by Brenda James( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With insightful explanations of never-before-studied documents, James and Rubinstein demonstrate that not only did the refined and worldly Neville know the landscape of Shakespeare's plays firsthand but that these works represent a total convergence of the events in Neville's life."
Men of property : the very wealthy in Britain since the Industrial Revolution by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wealth and the wealthy in the modern world( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The left, the right, and the Jews by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's century : a political and social history, 1815-1905 by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elites and the wealthy in modern British history : essays in social and economic history by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a much enlarged edition - with 4 further essays and a new introduction added - of Professor Rubinstein's influential study of the evolution and composition of Britain's elites since 1750
Twentieth-century Britain : a political history by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive study describes the major political events of the 20th century in Britain. It presents the history, key personnel, problems and achievements of Britain's administrators, from Lord Salisbury's government in 1900 to Tony Blair's 'Cool Britannia'
A history of the Jews in the English-speaking world : Great Britain by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals also with British antisemitism from Cromwell's time to the present. There were objections against the admission of Jews to England in 1655, as well as attempts to restrict their rights in the 17th-18th centuries. Discusses pre-World War I antisemitic writers (e.g. G.K. Chesterton, H. Belloc) and the eugenics movement. Racial antisemitism was almost non-existent before 1914. Antisemitism reached a peak in Britain in 1917-22, but it was milder than in other Western countries. Relates, also, to left-wing antisemitism between the two World Wars. Ch. 3 (pp. 280-363), "Anglo-Jewry and the Holocaust, 1933-1945", deals with the reactions of Jews and non-Jews to the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust. Nazi antisemitism aroused revulsion in British society, even among conservatives and pro-Germans. States that Britain did more for refugees from Germany than any other country. British Jewry did all it could to rescue Jews to the extent that it understood their situation. During the war and the hostilities in the Middle East, there was an upsurge of antisemitism in the country but it receded in the 1950s. Contends that antisemitism in Britain was always a marginal phenomenon
Philosemitism : admiration and support in the English-speaking world for Jews, 1840-1939 by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosemitism is admiration and support for Jews by non-Jews, especially during times of anti-semitic persecution." "This work discusses philosemitism in Britain, America, Australia and Canada during the century between the Damascus blood libel of 1840 and the Holocaust (with a further chapter on the post-1945 situation)." "Philosemitism draws attention to a powerful and widespread movement which befriended the Jewish people during times of persecution, and which is all but unknown to most historians."--Jacket
Wealth and inequality in Britain by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palgrave dictionary of Anglo-Jewish history by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jews in the sixth continent( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow pasts : history's mysteries by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many intelligent people, the stuff of history does not consist of the kind of dry-as-dust investigations of diplomatic, economic, or political history that most university historians research and write about, but the famous topics of history's mysteries - who was Jack the Ripper? Was there a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy? Did Richard III murder the Princes in the Tower? What are the mysteries of the ancient Pyramids? Not only have a great many books and articles been written on these and similar topics by so-called amateur historians, but they have generated societies, conferences, newsletters, and television programmes. Many people who are not academic historians take a keen interest in these topics, and have in some cases made themselves real experts on them, with interesting theories of their own. Despite all of this, however, these topics are virtually ignored by academic historians and can be treated with contempt. In Shadow Pasts, William D. Rubinstein a well-known and widely published history professor, examines seven of the most famous and interesting topics which have been discussed, debated, examined, and written about by amateur historians. Each of these mysteries and the theories surrounding them are examined in detail, with Professor Rubinstein presenting his own original and sometimes surprising conclusions about what really happened
Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 150 years many intelligent, highly educated men and women have questioned whether William Shakespeare wrote the works attributed to him. From an obscure family in a small provincial town, Shakespeare had no formal education after the age of thirteen. His surviving handwriting consists of six signatures on legal documents. His will makes no mention of his books or manuscripts. His two daughters were illiterate. There is, in other words, a seemingly enormous gap between the meagreness of Shakespeare's background and his achievements as the greatest and most famous writer in the English language. Over the years, numerous 'candidates' have been proposed as the true author. Often dismissed by the orthodox Shakespeare establishment in Britain and America as crackpots, the Anti-Stratfordians, as they are known, have become increasingly visible and numerous during the past thirty years. Who Wrote Shakespeare's Plays? provides a clear, objective guide to the Shakespeare authorship question by examining all of the candidates, including William Shakespeare himself. It is the first book to examine in an objective way the strengths and deficiencies of the arguments for each potential Shakespeare: Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford; Sir Francis Bacon; Christopher Marlowe; William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby; Roger Manners, 5th Earl of Rutland; Mary Sidney; Sir Henry Neville. William Rubinstein goes on to consider William Shakespeare himself in the same objective fashion. This book is a fascinating, comprehensive, and up-to-date look at one of history's greatest mysteries
Menders of the mind : a history of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 1946-1996 by W. D Rubinstein( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jews in Australia : a thematic history by Hilary L Rubinstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. I, covering the period 1788-1945, was written by H.L. Rubinstein. Ch. 7 (pp. 471-528), "Antisemitism, Philosemitism and the Image of the Jews in Australia, 1788-1945, " states that antisemitism seldom reached significant levels among the general population, but was confined mainly to social discrimination or propounded by labor movement populists and the extreme-right or left wings of the political spectrum. Refers also to antisemitic stereotypes in the press, literature, caricatures; racist antisemitism and anti-refugee feeling in the 1930s; antisemitic organizations; and antisemitic and philosemitic Christians. Vol. II, by W.D. Rubinstein, covers the period 1945 to the present. Ch. 7 (pp. 379-499), "Antisemitism and Communal Relations since 1945, " describes the outburst of hostility during the first few years after the war, due to fear of refugee immigration and to "Jewish terrorism" in Palestine. Describes the antisemitic Australian League of Rights, founded in 1946; neo-Nazi and left-wing anti-Zionist propaganda and actions; and Jewish and general organizations established to fight racism and antisemitism
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Capitalism, culture, and decline in Britain, 1750-1990
Capitalism, culture, and decline in Britain, 1750-1990Genocide : a historyThe richest of the rich : the wealthiest 200 people in Britain since 1066The truth will out : unmasking the real ShakespeareMen of property : the very wealthy in Britain since the Industrial RevolutionBritain's century : a political and social history, 1815-1905Twentieth-century Britain : a political historyA history of the Jews in the English-speaking world : Great Britain
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