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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Heineman, Elizabeth D. Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights. Philadelphia: University of Philadelphia Press, 2011.
Helgren, Jennifer. American Girls and Global Responsibility: a new relation to the world during the early Cold War. New Brunswick, New Jersey: London Rutgers University Press, 2017.
Helms, Elissa. Innocence and Victimhood: Gender, Nation, and Women's Activism in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2013.
Herf, Jeffrey. Divided Memory: The Nazi Past in the Two Germanys. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Herren, Madeleine. Internationale Organisationen seit 1865: Eine Globalgeschichte der internationalen Ordnung. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2009.
Herzog, Dagmar. Brutality and Desire: War and Sexuality in Europe's Twentieth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Herzog, Dagmar. Sex after Fascism: Memory and Morality in Twentieth-Century Germany. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Herzog, Dagmar. Sexuality in Europe: A Twentieth Century History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Hey, Barbara, Cécile Huber, and Karin Maria Schmidlechner. Krieg, Geschlecht und Gewalt. Graz: Leykam, 1999.
Higate, Paul R. Military Masculinities: Identity and the State. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003.
Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, Edited by Higham, Robin and Reina Pennington. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003.
Higman, Barry William. A Concise History of the Caribbean. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Hillman, Elizabeth Lutes. Defending America: Military Culture and the Cold War Court-Martial. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.
Hillman, Elizabeth Lutes. "Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military." (2013): 312-326.
Hilsum, Lindsey. In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
Hobsbawm, Eric J. The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914–1991. London: Abacus, 1994.
Hodgson, Godfrey. The Myth of American Exceptionalism. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009.
Höhn, Maria. GIs and Fräuleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.
Hohrath, Daniel, and Sönke Neitzel. Kriegsgreuel: Die Entgrenzung der Gewalt in kriegerischen Konflikten vom Mittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert In Kriegsgreuel: Die Entgrenzung der Gewalt in kriegerischen Konflikten vom Mittelalter bis ins 20. Jahrhundert. The German Atrocities in the War of 1870/71 Using the Example of the Bavarians. Paderborn, Germany: Schöningh, 2008.
Hollihan, Kerrie Logan. Reporting under Fire: 16 Daring Women War Correspondents and Photojournalists In Women of action; Variation: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014.
Holm, Michael. The Marshall Plan: A New Deal for Europe. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Huffman, J. Ford, and Tammy S. Schultz. The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, 2012.
Hughes, Matthew. British Ways of Counter-Insurgency: A Historical Perspective. London: Routledge, 2013.
Hutchings, Kimberly. "Gendered Humanitarianism: Reconsidering the Ethics of War." In Experiencing War, edited by Christine Sylvester, 28-41. London: Routledge, 2010.
Hyam, Ronald. Britain's Declining Empire: The Road to Decolonization 1918-1968. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Iatrides, John O., and Linda Wrigley. Greece at the Crossroads: The Civil War and its Legacy. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995.
Ilic, Melanie. The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Ilič, Melanie, Susan E. Reid, and Lynne Attwood. Women in the Khrushchev Era In Women in the Khrushchev Era. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America, Edited by Roberto Illiano and Massimiliano Sala. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2009.
Immerman, Richard H., and Petra Goedde. The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Inayatullah, Naeem, and Robin Riley. Interrogating Imperialism: Conversations on Gender, Race, and War. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Inglis, K.S. Sacred Places: War Memorials in the Australian Landscape. Carlton, Australia: Miegunyah Press at Melbourne University Press, 1998.
Iriye, Akira. Global Community: The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Iriye, Akira. "Historicizing the Cold War." In The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War, edited by Richard H. Immermann and Petra Goedde, 15-31. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Irving, Sarah. Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation. London: Pluto Press, 2012.
Irwin, Julia F. Making the World Safe: The American Red Cross and a Nation’s Humanitarian Awakening. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

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