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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Fürst, Julianne. "Heroes, Lovers, Victims: Partisan Girls during the Great Fatherland War." Minerva 18, no. 3 (2000): 38-74.
Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War: A New History. New York: Penguin, 2007.
Garner, Karen. Shaping a Global Women's Agenda: Women's NGOs and Global Governance, 1925-85. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010.
Garraio, Júlia. "Wartime Rape as a Weapon of Propaganda." P@x online bulletin, no. 18 (2012): 2-4.
Gerhalter, Li, and Christa Hämmerle. Krieg-Politik-Schreiben: Tagebücher von Frauen (1918-1950). Weimar: Böhlau Verlag, 2015.
Gerlach, Christian. Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Ghodsee, Kristen Rogheh. Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity During the Cold War. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018.
Music and International History in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht. New York: Berghahn Books, 2015.
Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones, Edited by Wenona Giles and Jennifer Hyndman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Gillath, Nurit. "Women and Military Service in Israel, 1948–1967." In Soldatinnen: Gewalt und Geschlecht im Krieg vom Mittelalter bis heute, edited by Klaus Latzel, Franka Maubach and Silke Satjukow, 395-414. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2011.
Gillespie, Marie, and Alban Webb. Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932-2012). New York: Routledge, 2013.
Gleditsch, Nils Petter, and Olav Njølstad. Arms Races: Technological and Political Dynamics. Oslo: International Peace Research Institute, 1990.
Massenhaftes Töten: Kriege und Genozide im 20. Jahrhundert, Edited by Peter Gleichmann and Thomas Kühne. Essen: Klartext, 2004.
Female Soldiers: Combatants or Noncombatants? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Edited by Nancy Loring Goldman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Gordon, Joel. Revolutionary Melodrama: Popular Film and Civic Identity in Nasser's Egypt. Chicago: Middle East Documentation Center, 2002.
Gore, Dayo F. Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War. New York: New York University Press, 2016.
Goscha, Christopher E., and Christian Ostermann. Connecting Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1945–1962. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Gray, Chris Hables. Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict. New York: Guilford Press, 1997.
A Soldier and a Woman: Sexual Integration in the Military, Edited by Gerard J. de Groot and Corinna M. Peniston-Bird. Harlow, UK: Longman, 2000.
Gruhzit-Hoyt, Olga. A Time Remembered: American Women in the Vietnam War. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1999.
Guillemot, François. Des Vietnamiennes dans la Guerre Civile: L'Autre Moitié de la Guerre, 1945-1975. Paris: Les Indes savantes, 2014.
A Companion to Women's Military History, Edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Hafeneger, Benno, Michael Fritz, Peter Krahulec, Ralf Thaetner, and Michael Buddrus. Ein Lesebuch zur Kriegsbegeisterung junger Männer. Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel.
Hagemann, Karen, and Sonya Michel. Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.
Hagemann, Karen, Stefan Dudink, and Sonya O. Rose. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, War, and the Western World since 1600. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020.
Hall, Mitchell K. The Vietnam War. Cambridge and New York: Routledge, 2018.
Hallward, Maia Carter. Struggling for a Just Peace: Israeli and Palestinian Activism in the Second Intifada. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 2011.
Hardy, Michel Serge. De la morale au moral des troupes ou l'histoire des B.M.C. 1918-2004. Panazol, France: Lavauzelle, 2004.
Harsch, Donna. Revenge of the Domestic: Women, the Family, and Communism in the German Democratic Republic. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.
Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.
Hartmann, Anja, and Heuser, Beatrice. War, Peace, and World Orders in European History. London; New York: Routledge, 2001.
Hasso, Frances Susan. Resistance, Repression, and Gender Politics in Occupied Palestine and Jordan. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2005.
Hautreux, François-Xavier. La Guerre d'Algérie des harkis, 1954–1962. Paris: Perrin, 2013.
Hayes, Paddy. Queen of Spies: Daphne Park, Britain's Cold War Spy Master. New York: Overlook Duckworth, 2018.
Healey, Dan. Russian Homophobia from Stalin to Sochi. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2018.
Heberle, Mark. Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2009.
Heidler, David S., and Jeanne T. Heidler. Daily Lives of Civilians in Wartime Modern America: From the Indian Wars to the Vietnam War. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

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