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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McEnaney, Laura. Civil Defense Begins at Home: Militarization Meets Everyday Life in the Fifties. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
McKay, Ian, and Jamie Swift. Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2012.
McSorley, Kevin. War and the Body: Militarisation, Practice and Experience. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Meisler, Stanley. United Nations: A History. 2nd ed. New York: Grove Press, 2011.
Merridale, Catherine. Night of Stone: Death and Memory in Twentieth Century Russia. New York: Viking, 2001.
Metcalf, Barbara D., and Thomas R. Metcalf. A Concise History of Modern India. 3rd ed. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Meyerowitz, Joanne. Not June Cleaver: Women and Gender in Postwar America, 1945-1960. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 1994.
Miller, Robert L., and Dennis Wainstock. Indochina and Vietnam: The Thirty-Five-Year War, 1940-1975. New York: Enigma Books, 2013.
Mišković, Nataša, Harald Fischer-Tiné, and Nada Boškovska Leimgruber. The Non-Aligned Movement and the Cold War: Delhi-Bandung-Belgrade. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Mjøset, Lars, and Stephen Van Holde. The Comparative Study of Conscription in the Armed Forces. Amsterdam: JAI, 2002.
Moeller, Robert. Protecting Motherhood: Women and the Family in the Politics of Postwar West Germany. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993.
Moghadam, Valentine M. Gender and National Identity: Women and Politics in Muslim Societies. London: Zed Books, 1994.
Monahan, Evelyn, and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. A Few Good Women: America's military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. New York, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2010.
Monnickendam, Andrew, and Aránzazu Usandizaga. Dressing Up For War: Transformations of Gender and Genre in the Discourse and Literature of War. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2001.
Moor, Jaap de. "The Recruitment of Indonesian Soldiers for the Dutch Colonial Army, c. 1700–1950." In Guardians of Empire: The Armed Forces of the Colonial Powers c. 1700-1964, edited by David Killingray and David Omissi, 53-69. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999.
Morag, Raya. Defeated Masculinity: Post-Traumatic Cinema in the Aftermath of War. Brussels, Belgium: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2009.
Moran, Daniel, and Arthur Waldron. The People in Arms: Military Myth and National Mobilization Since the French Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Mortimer, Mildred P. Women Fight, Women Write: Texts on the Algerian War. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2019.
Most, Andrea. Making Americans: Jews and the Broadway Musical. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.
Muehlenbeck, Philip E. Gender, Sexuality, and the Cold War: a Global Perspective. Nashville, United States: Vanderbilt University Press, 2017.
Münkler, Herfried. The New Wars. Cambridge, UK: Polity, 2005.
Mushikiwabo, Louise, and Jack Kramer. Rwanda Means the Universe: A Native's Memoir of Blood and Bloodlines. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Naimark, Norman M., and Leonid Gibianskii. The Establishment of Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe, 1944–1949. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997.
Nalty, Bernard C. Strength for the Fight: A History of Black Americans in the Military. New York: Free Press, 1986.
Nasser, Riad M. Recovered Histories and Contested Identities: Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2011.
Naumann, Klaus. Nachkrieg in Deutschland. Hamburg: Hamburger Edition, 2001.
Neiberg, Michael S. Potsdam: The End of World War II and the Remaking of Europe. New York: Basic Books, 2015.
Neuhaus, Susan J., and Sharon Mascall-Dare. Not for Glory: A Centenary of Service by Medical Women to the Australian Army and Its Allies. Salisburg, Australia: Boolarong Press, 2014.
Nhongo-Simbanegavi, Josephine. For Better or Worse? Women and ZANLA in Zimbabwe's Liberation Struggle. Harare ; Oxford, UK: Weaver Press ; African Book Collective, 2000.
Nieden, Susanne zur. "Erotic Fraternization: The Legend of German Women's Quick Surrender." In Home/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany, edited by Karen Hagemann and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, 297-310. Oxford and New York: Berg, 2002.
Niehuss, Merith. Familie, Frau und Gesellschaft: Studien zur Strukturgeschichte der Familie in Westdeutschland 1945-1960. Göttingen, Germany: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2001.
Nikolic-Ristanovic, Vesna. Social Change, Gender, and Violence: Post-Communist and War Affected Societies. London: Dordrecht , 2011.
Ninkovich, Frank A. The Diplomacy of Ideas: U.S. Foreign Policy and Cultural Relations, 1938-1950. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981.
Nolan, Mary. "Consuming America, Producing Gender." In The American Century in Europe, edited by Laurence R. Moore and Maurizio Vaudagna, 243-261. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.
Noonan, Norma C., and Carol Nechemias. Encyclopedia of Russian Women's Movements. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Norman, Elizabeth. Women at War: The Story of Fifty Military Nurses Who Served in Vietnam. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.