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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Reynolds, David. The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2014.
Rhodes, Richard. Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race. London: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
Riesenberger, Dieter. Das Deutsche Rote Kreuz: Eine Geschichte 1864–1990. Paderborn: Schöningh, 2002.
Riesenberger, Dieter. Für Humanität in Krieg und Frieden: Das Internationale Rote Kreuz, 1863-1977. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1992.
Roach, Jay. Trumbo. United States: Bleecker Street, 2015.
Robinson, Paul. Military Honour and the Conduct of War: From Ancient Greece to Iraq. London; New York: Routledge, 2006.
Robinson, Daniel J., and David Kimmel. "The Queer Career of Homosexual Security Vetting in Cold War Canada." Canadian Historical Review 75, no. 3 (1994): 321-345.
Rosenberg, Warren. Legacy of Rage: Jewish Masculinity, Violence, and Culture. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009.
Rothberg, Michael. Multidirectional Memory: Remembering the Holocaust in the Age of Decolonization. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Rubin, Joan Shelley. The Making of Middlebrow Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992.
Rubuye, Mer S. "Femmes victimes des violences sexuelles dans les conflits armés en République Démocratique du Congo." Sexologies : European journal of sexology 24, no. 3 (2015): 114-121.
Rupp, Leila J., and Verta A. Taylor. Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.
Rushton, Patricia. Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
Ruthenberg, Amy. "Service by Other Means: Changing Perceptions of Military Service and Masculinity in the United States, 1940-1973." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 165-184. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Sa'di, Ahmad H., and Lila Abu-Lughod. Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Sajor, Indai Lourdes. Common Grounds: Violence Against Women in War and Armed Conflict Situations. Quezon City, Philippines: Asian Center for Women's Human Rights, 1998.
Sarzynski, Sarah. Revolution in the Terra Do Sol: The Cold War in Brazil. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018.
Saxe, Robert Francis. Settling Down: World War II Veterans' Challenge to the Postwar Consensus. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
scheibach, michael. Protecting the Home Front: Women in Civil Defense in the Early Cold War. Jefferson, NC, United States: McFarland & Company, 2017.
Scheina, Robert. Latin America's Wars: The Age of the Professional Soldier, 1900-2001. Vol. 2. Washington, DC: Brassey's, 2003.
Scheipers, Sibylle. Prisoners in War. Oxford UK: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Scheper-Hughes, Nancy, and Philippe Bourgois. Violence in War and Peace. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
Schofield, John, and Wayne Cocroft. A Fearsome Heritage: Diverse Legacies of the Cold War. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2007.
Schulz, Kristina. The Women's Liberation Movement: Impacts and Outcomes. Vol. Volume 22: Series "Protest, culture and society". New York: Berghahn, 2017.
Schwartz, Barry. Abraham Lincoln in the Post-Heroic Era: History and Memory in Late Twentieth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Secunda, Eugene, and Terence P. Moran. Selling War to America: From the Spanish American War to the Global War on Terror. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Segal, Lotte B. No Place for Grief: Martyrs, Prisoners, and Mourning in Contemporary Palestine. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.
Sethna, Christabelle, and Steve Hewitt. Just Watch Us: RCMP Surveillance of the Women's Liberation Movement in Cold War Canada. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018.
Sharoni, Simona. Gender and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: The Politics of Women's Resistance. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995.
Shepard, Todd. The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008.
Sherry, Michael S. In the Shadow of War: The United States since the 1930s. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1995.
Shlaim, Avi. "The Middle East: The Origins of the Arab-Israel Wars." In Explaining International Relations Since 1945, edited by Ngaire Woods, 219-240. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Simms, Brendan. Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present . New York: Basic Books, 2013.
Simon, Rita James. Women in the Military (Book 2017). London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.