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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Frazier, Jessica. Women's Antiwar Diplomacy during the Vietnam War Era. Chapel Hill, United States: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.
Frederiksen, Elke, and Martha Kaarsberg Wallach. Facing fascism and confronting the past: German women writers from Weimar to the present. Albany, U.S.A.: State University of New York Press, 2000.

Chapters:
Growing up in the eye of the firestorm : a Jewish childhood under the Nazis / Ruth Kluger
Primitive and the modern : Gottfried Benn and Else Lasker-Schüler / Gisela Brinker-Gabler
"This number is not in service:" : destabilizing identities in Irmgard Keun's novels from Weimar and exile / Ritta Jo Horsley
Victims or perpetrators? Literary responses to women's roles in National Socialism / Elaine Martin
Literary antifascism : Anna Segher's exile writings 1936 to 1949 / Gertraud Gutzmann

Freedman, Lawrence, and John Keegan. The Cold War: A Military History. London: Cassell, 2001.
French, David. The British Way in Counter-Insurgency, 1945–1967. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
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.
Gaddis, John Lewis. The Cold War: A New History. New York: Penguin, 2007.

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Gallardo-Saborido, Emilio J. "Masculinidades Intensas: Revolución y Género en la Narrativa de Eduardo Heras León." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 94, no. 7 (2017): 1195-1220.
Garraio, Júlia. "Wartime Rape as a Weapon of Propaganda." P@x online bulletin, no. 18 (2012): 2-4.
Women in South African History: Basus'iimbokodo, Bawel'imilambo/They Remove Boulders and Cross Rivers, Edited by Nomboniso Gasa. Cape Town; Chicago: Human Sciences Research Council, 2007.
Gelfand, H. Michael. Sea Change at Annapolis: The United States Naval Academy, 1949–2000. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Gerlach, Christian. Extremely Violent Societies: Mass Violence in the Twentieth-Century World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Gerolymatos, André. Castles made of sand: a century of Anglo-American espionage and intervention in the Middle East. New York, U.S.A.: Thomas Dunne Books, 2010.
Gerstle, Gary. American Crucible: Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2001.
Geyer, Michael. "Militarism and Capitalism in the 20th Century." In Arms Races: Technological and Political Dynamics, edited by Nils Petter Gleditsch and Olav Njølstad, 247-275. Oslo ; Newbury Park, CA: International Peace Research Institute ; Sage Publications, 1990.
Ghannam, Farha. Live and die like a man: gender dynamics in urban Egypt. Stanford, U.S.A.: Stanford University Press, 2013.
Ghilani, Jessica. "Glamour-izing Military Service: Army Recruitment for Women in Vietnam-Era Advertisements." American Journalism 34, no. 2 (2017): 201-228.
Music and International History in the Twentieth Century, Edited by Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht. New York; Oxford, UK: Berghahn Books, 2015.
Gijs, Annie-Sophie. "Fighting the Red Peril in the Congo: Paradox and Perspectives on an Equivocal Challenge to Belgium and the West (1947-1960)." Cold War History 16, no. 3 (2016): 273-290.

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Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones, Edited by Wenona Giles and Jennifer Hyndman. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Gilewicz, Alicia, and Steve Price. Frozen Footprints : Lessons in Freedom from a Survivor of the Siberian Slave-Labor Camps. Tampa, FL: INTI Pub., 1998.
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.
Diasporas and Diplomacy: Cosmopolitan Contact Zones at the BBC World Service (1932-2012), Edited by Marie Gillespie and Alban Webb. New York: Routledge, 2013.
The Militarization of the Western World, Edited by John R. Gillis. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1989.
Arms Races: Technological and Political Dynamics, Edited by Nils Petter Gleditsch and Olav Njølstad. Oslo ; Newbury Park, CA: International Peace Research Institute ; Sage Publications, 1990.
Female Soldiers: Combatants or Noncombatants? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Edited by Nancy Loring Goldman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Goldman, Nancy. "The Utilization of Women in the Military." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 406 (1973): 107-116.
Goldstein, Joshua S. War and Gender: How Gender Shapes the War System and Vice Versa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Goldstein, Joshua S. Winning the War on War: The Decline of Armed Conflict Worldwide. New York: Dutton, 2011.
Gordon, Joel. Revolutionary melodrama: popular film and civic identity in Nasser's Egypt. Chicago, U.S.A.: Middle East Documentation Center, 2002.
Connecting Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1945–1962, Edited by Christopher E. Goscha and Christian Ostermann. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009.
Griffith, Robert K. The U.S. Army's Transition to the All-Volunteer Force, 1968–1974. Washington, DC: Center of Military History, 1996.
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.
Guan, Ang Cheng. "The Cold War in South East Asia." In Oxford Handbook of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Immerman and Petra Goedde, 230-245. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Guillemot, François. Des Vietnamiennes dans la Guerre Civile: L'Autre Moitié de la Guerre, 1945-1975. Paris: Les Indes savantes, 2014.
Guyatt, Nicholas. "The End of the Cold War." In Oxford Handbook of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Immerman and Petra Goedde, 605-622. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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