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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Veterans History Project. Washington DC, 2000.
Anderson, Nancy P. The Very Few, the Proud: Women in the Marine Corps, 1977/2001. Quantico, VA: History Division, United States Marine Corps, 2017.
Bell, Jerri, and Tracy Crow. It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. Lincoln, NB: Potomac Books; University of Nebraska Press, 2017.
Benedict, Helen. The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2009.
Bragg, Rick, and Jessica Lynch. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
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.
Germain, Deanna. Reaching Past the Wire: A Nurse at Abu Ghraib, Edited by Connie Lounsbury. St. Paul, United States: Borealis Books, 2007.
Hall, Necola. I Was a Soldier: Survival Against the Odds. Hertford: Hansib Publications Limited, 2014.
Holmstedt, Kirsten. Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007.
Holmstedt, Kirsten A. The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2009.
Karpinski, Janis L., and Steven Strasser. One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story. New York: Miramax, 2005.
King, Brooke. War Flower: My Life After Iraq., 2019.
Kwiatkowski, Dianah, and Sandra Warren. 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 Publishing, 2010.
Moore, Molly. A Woman at War: Storming Kuwait with the U.S. Marines. New York: Scribner's, 1993.
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.
Rising-Moore, Carl, and Becky Oberg. Freedom Underground: Protesting the Iraq War in America. New York: Chamberlain Bros., 2004.
Ruff, Cheryl Lynn, and Sue K. Roper. Ruff's War: A Navy Nurse on the Frontline in Iraq. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005.
Schuster, LYNDA. Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix. Brooklyn, NY: Melville House Publishing, 2018.
Scott, Jessica. To Iraq and Back. Los Gatos, CA: Smashwords Edition, 2014.
Yang, Kao Kalia. The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2017.