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.
Baines, Erin, ed. Amony, Evelyn. I Am Evelyn Amony: Reclaiming My Life from the Lord's Resistance Army. 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.
Browdy de Hernandez, Jennifer, Pauline Dongala, Omotayo Jolaosho and Anne Serafin, eds. African Women Writing Resistance: An Anthology of Contemporary Voices. 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.
Dugar, Glenda. In My Own Words. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, 2013.
Ebbert, Jean, and Marie-Beth Hall. Crossed Currents: Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook. Washington, DC: Brassey's, Inc., 1993.
Evans, Barbara J. For the Love of My Country : Desert Storm. Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2002.
Galpin, Shannon. Mountain to Mountain: a Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan. New York, United States: St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Lounsbury, Connie, ed. Germain, Deanna. Reaching Past the Wire: A Nurse at Abu Ghraib. 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, UK: Hansib Publications Limited, 2014.
Hatzfeld, Jean. Machete Season: The Killers in Rwanda Speak. New York: Picador, 2006.
Hintjens, Helen, and Dubravka Žarkov. Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies. Abingdon, UK ; New York: Routledge, 2015.
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, U.S.A.: Miramax, 2005.
Warren, Sandra, ed. Kwiatkowski, Dianah. When Duty Called, Even Grandma Had to Go. 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.
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.
Šitum, Mirna. Oranges and Dead Fish. Zagreb: Medicinska naklada, 2004.