Women’s Autobiographies by the Date of Publication

This site allows you to access the collection of women’s autobiographies organized by the last name of the authors. The collection includes autobiographies written by women who actively participated in or lived through an armed conflict covered by the Oxford Handbook of Gender and War since 1600 edited by Karen Hagemann (General Editor), Stefan Dudink, and Sonya Rose (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2018). The focus of this collection is the twentieth century as the period during which the relevant autobiographies were published. The included autobiographies are mainly written and/or published in English, French, German or Russian. To search the collection, go to the Keyword Search Page


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Hari, Mata. The Diary of Mata Hari. North Hollywood, CA: Brandon House, 1967.
Fourcade, Marie-Madeleine. L’arche de Noé: réseau alliance: 1940-1945. Paris: Fayard, 1968.

To obscure their trail, the members of the Alliance network only knew each other through the names of animals, Eagle, Stoat, Nightingale, Tiger.

Pitts, Lucia M. One Negro WAC's Story. Los Angeles: Privately Published, 1968.
Bielenberg, Christabel. The Past is Myself. London: Chatto & Windus, 1968.
Ulanowicz, Marie Chmilewsky, ed. Liubovych, Uliana. Woman in Exile: My Life in Kazakhstan. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc., 1969.
Hibbert, Christopher and Henry Curling, eds. Harris, Benjamin. Recollections of Rifleman Harris. Hamden: Archon Books, 1970.
Hibbert, Christopher, ed. Harris, Benjamin. The Recollections of Rifleman Harris. Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1970.
Tillion, Germaine. Ravensbrück. Paris: Seuil, 1973.

Germaine Tillion, a French ethnologist, soon engaged in the Resistance after the armistice. She became one of the main leaders of the “Musée de l’homme” network, and was arrested and sent to Ravensbrück, the only all-female German concentration camp. After her liberation and the end of the war, she worked on researching and documenting the Nazi concentration universe and the psychology of the camps. This book combines eyewitness testimony with historical analysis.

Mandelshtam, Nadezhda. Hope Abandoned. Translated by Hayward, Max. New York: Atheneum, 1974.
Bowman, Phylis. We Skirted the War!. Prince Rupert, BC: P. Bowman, 1975.
Cannan, May Wedderburn. Grey Ghosts and Voices.. Kineton: Roundwood Pr., 1976.
Brown, Birdie E. Face it with a Smile. New York: Vantage Press, 1976.
Rudomin, Franciszek. Z "Drucikami" od Oki do Warszawy. Warsaw: Wydaw. Min. Obrony Narodowej, 1977.
Upīte, Rūta. Dear God, I Wanted to Live. Translated by Liepa, Rita. Brooklyn, NY: Grāmatu Draugs, 1978.

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