Women's Autobiographies on the Cold War and Wars of Decolonization

This bibliography focuses on women's autobiographies, diaries and memoirs (as well as a few letter connections). These authors participated in and/or lived through various, Western armed conflict and wrote about their experiences in English, French, German or Russian.

The most important wars for this period include:

  • Cold War (1946–91)
  • Arab-Israeli Conflicts (1947–)
  • War of Indonesian Independence (1945–49)
  • Korean War (1950–53)
  • African Wars for Independence (1952–)
  • Algerian War (1954–62)
  • Indochina Wars (1946–79)

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Barros, Andrew, and Martin Thomas. The Civilianization of War: The Changing Civil-Military Divide, 1914-2014. Cambridge, United Kingdom; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Bartov, Omer, Atina Grossmann, and Mary Nolan. Crimes of War: Guilt and Denial in the Twentieth Century. New York: New Press, 2002.
Bayly, Christopher Alan, and Tim Harper. Forgotten Wars: The End of Britain's Asian Empire. London: Allen Lane, 2007.
Beinin, Joel, and Rebecca L. Stein. The Struggle for Sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2006.
Békés, Csaba, Malcolm Byrne, and János Rainer. The 1956 Hungarian Revolution: A History in Documents. Budapest: Central European Press, 2002.
Belkin, Aaron. Bring Me Men: Military Masculinity and the Benign Facade of American Empire, 1898-2001. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Belmonte, Laura A. "A Family Affair? Gender, the U.S. Information Agency, and Cold War Ideology, 1945-1960." In Culture and International History, edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht and Frank Schumacher, 79-93. New York: Berghahn Books, 2003.
Bemporad, Elissa, and Joyce W. Warren. Women and Genocide: Survivors, Victims, Perpetrators. Bloomington, IN, USA : Indiana University Press, 2018.
Ben-Ze'ev, Efrat. Remembering Palestine in 1948: Beyond National Narratives. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bender, Daniel E., and Jana K. Lipman. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. New York: New York University Press, 2015.
Benjamin, Thomas. Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007.
Bennett, Huw C. Fighting the Mau Mau: The British Army and Counter-Insurgency in the Kenya Emergency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Berger, Thomas U. War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Bergman, Arlene Eisen. Women of Viet Nam. San Francisco, CA: Peoples Press, 1975.
Berry, Mike, and Greg Philo. Israel and Palestine: Competing Histories. London: Pluto Press, 2006.
Berry, Marie E. War, Women, and Power: From Violence to Mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Soldiers in Zimbabwe's Liberation War, Edited by Ngwabi Bhebe and Terence Ranger. London: J. Currey, 1995.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. The Cold War: A Military History (Black 2015). London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Blomstedt, Larry. Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War. Lexington, KY, USA: The University Press of Kentucky, 2016.
Bloxham, Donald, and Robert Gerwarth. Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Boggs, Carl, and Tom Pollard. The Hollywood War Machine: U.S. Militarism and Popular Culture. Boulder, Colorado, USA: Paradigm Publishing, 2007.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016 In Studies in contemporary European history, Edited by Manuel Bragança and Peter D. Tame. New York, NY, USA: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Branch, Daniel. Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Branche, Raphaëlle. La Guerre d'Algérie: Une histoire apaisée?. Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2005.
Branche, Raphaëlle. La torture et l’armée pendant la Guerre d'Algérie, 1954–1962. Paris: Gallimard, 2001.
Branche, Raphaëlle, and Fabrice Virgili. Rape in Wartime. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Brown, Sara E. Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Rescuers and Perpetrators. London; New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2018.
Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. New York: Fawcett Books, 1993.
Brühöfener, Friederike. "Sending Young Men to the Barracks: West Germany’s Struggle over the Establishment of New Armed Forces in the 1950s." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989 , edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 145-164. Baltimore; Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press ; Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2014.
Brun, Catherine, and Todd Shepard. Guerre d'Algérie : Le sexe outragé. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016.