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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Eifler, Christine, and Ruth Seifert. Soziale Konstruktionen: Militär und Geschlechterverhältnis. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, 1999.
Eisner, Rivka Syd. Performing Remembering: Women's Memories of War in Vietnam. New York, NY: Springer International Publishing, 2018.
Eley, Geoff. Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850–2000. Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Elkins, Caroline. Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya. New York: Henry Holt, 2005.
Women, Militarism, and War: Essays in History, Politics, and Social Theory, Edited by Jean Bethke Elshtain and Sheila Tobias. Totowa, NJ: Rowman & Littlefield, 1990.
Engel, Barbara Alpern. "On the Eve: Gender, Historiography and the Prelude to Revolution." In The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union, edited by Melanie Ilic, 55-68. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Enloe, Cynthia H. Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Enloe, Cynthia H. The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1993.
Ennaji, Moha, and Fatima Sadiqi. Gender and Violence in the Middle East. New York: Routledge, 2011.
Estes, Steve. Ask and Tell: Gay and Lesbian Veterans Speak Out. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Estes, Steve. "Man the Guns: Race, Masculinity, and Citizenship from World War II to the Civil Rights Movement." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 185-203. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Evans, Martin. Algeria: France's Undeclared War. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Fanon, Frantz. A Dying Colonialism. London: Writers and Readers Publishing Cooperative, 1965.
Fanon, Frantz. Black Skin, White Masks. London: Pluto, 1967.
Fassin, Didier, and Mariella Pandolfi. Contemporary States of Emergency: The Politics of Military and Humanitarian Interventions. New York: Zone Books, 2010.
Fast, Susan, and Kip Pegley. Music, Politics, and Violence. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2012.
Fauri, Francesca, and Paolo Tedeschi. Novel Outlooks on the Marshall Plan: American Aid and European Re-Industrialization. Brussels; New York: Peter Lang, 2011.
Feder, Edna Lomsky, and Orna Sasson-Levy. Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel: Gendered Encounters With the State. London: Routeledge, 2018.
Ferguson, Lisa. "Killing Them with Kindness: Tim O'Brien's Rehabilitation of the Violent Vietnam Soldier." War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. 29 (2017): 1-29.
Fetherston, A. B. Towards a Theory of United Nations Peacekeeping. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.
Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Elena. The Ideal Refugees: Gender, Islam, and the Sahrawi Politics of Survival. Sydney, Australia: Syracuse University Press, 2014.
Fidelis, Malgorzata. Women, Communism, and Industrialization in Postwar Poland. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Firme, Annemarie, and Ramona Hocker. Von Schlachthymnen und Protestsongs: Zur Kulturgeschichte des Verhältnisses von Musik und Krieg. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2006.
Folman, Ari. Vals Im Bashir / Waltz with Bashir. Israel, Germany, France: Sony Pictures Classics, 2008.
Forsythe, David P. The Humanitarians: The International Committee of the Red Cross. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Forth, Christopher E., and Bertrand Taithe. French Masculinities: History, Culture, and Politics. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Franko, Mark. Martha Graham in Love and War: The Life in the Work. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Frazier, Jessica. Women's Anti-War Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
Frederiksen, Elke P., and Martha Kaarsberg Wallach. Facing Fascism and Confronting the Past: German Women Writers from Weimar to the Present. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000.
Freedman, Lawrence. The Cold War: A Military History (Freedman 2001). London: Cassell, 2001.
Freedman, Lawrence. War. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1994.
French, David. The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945–1967. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Frevert, Ute. Militär und Gesellschaft im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1997.
Frolova-Walker, Marina. Russian Music and Nationalism: From Glinka to Stalin. London: Yale University Press, 2007.
Furedi, Frank. "The Demobilized African Soldier and the Blow to White Prestige." In Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers c. 1700–1964, edited by David Killingray and David Omissi, 179-197. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Fürst, Julianne. "Heroes, Lovers, Victims: Partisan Girls during the Great Fatherland War." Minerva 18, no. 3 (2000): 38-74.

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