Women's Autobiographies on the Post-Cold War Period

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:

  • Wars in former Yugoslavia (1991–99)
  • U.S. Wars in the Middle East (1990–)
  • Wars of Globalization
  • UN Peacekeeping / New Humanitarianism

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Adie, Kate. The Kindness of Strangers: The Autobiography. London: Headline, 2002.
Veterans History Project. Washington DC, 2000.
Amony, Evelyn. I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord's Resistance Army, Edited by Erin Baines. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2015.
Bragg, Rick, and Jessica Lynch. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices, Edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho and Anne Serafin. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2010.
Burnet, Jennie E. Genocide Lives in Us: Women, Memory, and Silence in Rwanda. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2012.
Cain, Shannon, and Lisa Bowden. Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq. Tucson, AZ: Kore Press, 2008.
Cornum, Rhonda, and Peter Copeland. She Went to War: The Rhonda Cornum Story. Novato, CA: Presidio, 1992.
Desnoyers-Colas, Elizabeth F. Marching As To War: Personal Narratives of African American Women's Experiences in the Gulf Wars. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2014.
Doyle, Colm, and Kenneth Morrison. Witness to War Crimes: The Memoirs of a Peacekeeper in Bosnia. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Military, 2018.
Dugar, Glenda. In My Own Words. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, 2013.
Germain, Deanna. Reaching Past the Wire: A Nurse at Abu Ghraib, Edited by Connie Lounsbury. St. Paul, United States: Borealis Books, 2007.
Gladysch, Barbara. Die kleinen Sterne von Grosny : Kinder im schmutzigen Krieg von Tschetschenien. Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2007.
Hall, Necola. I Was a Soldier: Survival Against the Odds. Hertford: Hansib Publications Limited, 2014.
Hatzfeld, Jean. Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak. New York: Picador, 2006.
Hegar, Mary Jennings. Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front. New York: New American Library, 2017.
Ilibagiza, Immaculee. Led by Faith: Rising from the Ashes of the Rwandan Genocide. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2009.
Karpinski, Janis L., and Steven Strasser. One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story. New York: Miramax, 2005.
Kwiatkowski, Dianah. When Duty Called, Even Grandma Had to Go, Edited by Sandra Warren. Unionville, NY: Silk Label Books, 2003.
Luz, Susan, and Marcus Brotherton. The Nightingale of Mosul : A Nurse's Journey of Service, Struggle, and War. New York: Kaplan Pub., 2010.
McMaster University. Peace and War in the 20th Century. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Moore, Molly. A Woman at War: Storming Kuwait with the U.S. Marines. New York ; Toronto: Scribner's ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada , 1993.
Mukwege, Denis, and Berthil Åkerlund. Un Manifiesto por la Vida: La Autobiografía del Hombre que Lucha por las Mujeres en el Congo, Edited by Núria Petit and Xavier Aldekoa. Barcelona, Spain: Península, 2019.
Mushikiwabo, Louise, and Jack Kramer. Rwanda Means the Universe: A Native's Memoir of Blood and Bloodlines . New York: St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Mushikiwabo, Louise, and Jack Kramer. Rwanda Means the Universe: A Native's Memoir of Blood and Bloodlines. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Nasir, B.K. Zahrah. The Gun Tree: One Woman's War . Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Perron, Sandra. Out Standing in the Field: A Memoire by Canada's First Female Infantry Officer. Toronto, Ontario: Comorant Books, 2017.
Pierce-Lunderman, Cursha. Serving 2 Masters : A Deployment Devotional. Breinigsville, PA: Xulon Press, 2009.
Riggs, Thomas. The Literature of War. Detroit, U.S.A.: St. James Press, 2013.
Ruff, Cheryl Lynn, and Sue K. Roper. Ruff's War : A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005.
Rushton, Patricia. Gulf War Nurses : Personal Accounts of 14 Americans, 1990-1991 and 2003-2010. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.
Schuster, LYNDA. Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing, 2017.
Scott, Jessica. To Iraq and Back. s.l.: Jessica Scott, 2014.

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