Women's Autobiographies on the Age of First World War

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:

  • First World War (1914–18)
  • Russian Civil War (1917–22)
  • Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919–23)

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Ransel, David L. Village Mothers: Three Generations of Change in Russia and Tataria In Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies; Variation: Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
The Great War and Canadian Society: An Oral History, Edited by Daphne Read. Toronto: New Hogtown Press, 1978.
Richards, John. "Some Experiences with Colored Soldiers." The Atlantic Monthly (1919).
Richer, Marthe. Ma Vie d'Espionne au Service de la France. Paris: Les Éditions de France, 1935.
Riggs, Thomas. The literature of war. Detroit, U.S.A.: St. James Press, 2013.
Rimbaud, Isabelle, and Archibald Williams. In the Whirlpool of War. London: T.F. Unwin, 1918.
Russner, Käthe. Schwesterndienst im Weltkriege: Feldpostbriefe und Tagebuchblätter. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1936.
Saltonstall, Nora, and Judith S. Graham. "Out Here at the Front": The World War I Letters of Nora Saltonstall. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.
Sarfatti, Margherita. My Fault: Mussolini as I Knew Him. New York: Enigma Books, 2013.
Sarnecky, Mary. A History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
Schauwecker, Franz. Im Todesrachen: Die deutsche Seele im Weltkrieg. Halle: Diekmann, 1919.
Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley. Shadow-Shapes: The Journal of a Wounded Woman, October 1918-May 1919. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920.
Shenk, Gerald E. "Work or Fight!" Race, Gender, and the Draft in World War One. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Shipton, Elisabeth. Female Tommies: The Frontline Women of the First World War. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: History Press, 2014.
Siegelbaum, Lewis, and James Von Geldern. Seventeen Moments in Soviet History: An Online Archive of Primary Sources. East Lansing, MI.
Sinclair, May. A Journal of Impressions in Belgium. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1915.
Sloboda, Noel. The Making of Americans in Paris: The Autobiographies of Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein In American university studies. Series XXIV, American literature,; v. 77; Variation: American university studies.; Series XXIV,; American literature ;; v. 77. New York: Peter Lang, 2008.
Stein, Gertrude. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1933.
Stobart, M. A. Miracles and Adventures an Autobiography. London: Rider & Co., 1935.
Stobart, M. A. The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere. London ; New York: Hodder and Stoughton, 1916.
Stoff, Laurie. Russia's Sisters of Mercy and the Great War: More Than Binding Men's Wounds In Modern war studies; Variation: Modern war studies. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015.
Tėffi, Nadezhda A. Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea. New York: New Review Books, 2016.
Thomas, Adrienne. Die Katrin wird Soldat: Ein Roman aus Elsass-Lothringen. Berlin: Propyläen-Verlag, 1930.
Thuliez, Louise, and Marie Poett-Velitchko. Condemned to Death. London: Methuen & Co., 1934.
Canada’s Siberian Expedition. Victoria, Canada, 2012.
Vancouver Island University. Canadian Letters and Images Project.
Voigt, Frederick A. Combed Out: Reminiscences of the European War. London: Swarthmore Press, 1920.
Von Kurowsky, Agnes Villard, and Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway in Love and War: The Lost Diary of Agnes von Kurowsky, Her Letters and Correspondence of Ernest Hemingway. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1989.
Vovk, Justin C. Imperial Requiem: Four Royal Women and the Fall of the Age of Empires. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2012.
eResources. Sydney NSW, Australia.
Ward, Mary Augusta. England's Effort: Six Lectures to an American Friend.. London: s.n., 1916.
Ward, Mary Augusta. Towards the Goal. London: Murray, 1917.
Wharton, Edith. Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1915.
YURLOVA, Marina. Cossack Girl. London; Melbourne: Cassell, 1934.
Yurlova, Marina. Russia, Farewell. London: M. Joseph, 1936.

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