Secondary Literature on the Age of the Second World War

This collection includes secondary literature on the themes covered by the Oxford Handbook on Gender, War and the Western World since 1600. We have also added select secondary literature on regions and themes the handbook does not cover. The majority of the texts are in English with some texts in French, German or Russian.

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Berger, Thomas U. War, Guilt, and World Politics after World War II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Berghahn, Volker Rolf. Militarismus: Die Geschichte einer internationalen Debatte. Hamburg: Berg, 1986.
Bergmeier, Horst J. P., and Rainer E. Lotz. Hitler's Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997.
Berkhoff, Karel C. Motherland in Danger: Soviet Propaganda during World War II. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012.
Women, War, and Revolution, Edited by Carol R. Berkin and Clara Maria Lovett. New York: Holmes & Meier, 1980.
Bernadac, Christian. The Naked Puppets: Auschwitz. Geneva: Ferni Pub. House : Distributed by Friends of History, 1978.
Bérubé, Allan. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War II. 20th Anniversary ed. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Bessel, Richard. Germany 1945: From War to Peace. New York: HarperCollins, 2009.
Bessel, Richard, and Dirk Schumann. Life after Death: Approaches to a Cultural and Social History of Europe During the 1940s and 1950s. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Bessner, Ellin. Double Threat: Canadian Jews, the Military, and World War II. Toronto, Ontario: New Jewish Press, 2018.
Biddiscombe, Perry. "The Mufti's Men: Haj Amin al-Husayni and SS Parachute Expeditions to Palestine and Iraq, 1944-1945." Journal of Military History 82, no. 3 (2018): 783-815.
Bieder, Maryellen. Spanish Women Writers and Spain's Civil War, Edited by Roberta Johnson. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Bielby, Clare, and Anna Richards. Women and Death: Women's Representations of Death in German Culture since 1500. Vol. 3. Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2010.
Bielenberg, Christabel. Als ich Deutsche war, 1934-1945: Eine Engländerin erzählt In Beck'sche Reihe ;; 326; Variation: Beck'sche Reihe ;; 326. Munich, Germany: Biederstein, 1996.
Biess, Frank, and Robert G. Moeller. Histories of the Aftermath: The Legacies of the Second World War in Europe. New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.
Biess, Frank. Homecomings: Returning POWs and the Legacies of Defeat in Postwar Germany. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006.
Biess, Frank. "Men of Reconstruction – The Reconstruction of Men: Returning POWs in East and West Germany, 1945–1955." In Home/Front: The Military, War, and Gender in Twentieth-Century Germany, edited by Karen Hagemann and Stefanie Schüler-Springorum, 335-359. Oxford; New York: Berg, 2002.
Bird, William L., and Harry R. Rubenstein. Design for Victory: World War II Posters on the American Home Front. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
Birnie, Lisa Hobbs. In Mania's Memory. [Vancouver]: Read Leaf, 2010.
Black, Jeremy. European Warfare, 1815-2000. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.
Black, Jeremy. The Age of Total War, 1860–1945. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006.
Black, Jeremy. The Cold War: A Military History (Black 2015). London; New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015.
Black, Jeremy. The Holocaust: History and Memory. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2016.
Black, Jeremy. War and Technology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.
Black, Jeremy. Warfare in the Western World, 1882–1975. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2002.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Donald Bloxham and Robert Gerwarth. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Bloxham, Donald, and A. Dirk Moses. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Bock, Gisela, and David Crew. "Antinatalism, Maternity, and Paternity in National Socialist Racism." In Nazism , 110-140. New York: Routledge, 1994.
Bock, Gisela. "Die Frauen und der Nationalsozialismus: Bemerkungen zu einem Buch von Claudia Koonz." Geschichte und Gesellschaft 15, no. 4 (1989): 563-579.
Genozid und Geschlecht: Jüdische Frauen im nationalsozialistischen Lagersystem, Edited by Gisela Bock. Frankfurt/M ; New York: Campus, 2005.
Böck, Christina, and Sybille Krafft. Zwischen den Fronten: Münchner Frauen in Krieg und Frieden, 1900-1950. München: Buchendorfer Verlag, 1995.
Bodnar, John E. The "Good War" in American Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Body-Gendrot, Sophie, and Pieter Spierenburg. Violence in Europe: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. New York: Springer, 2007.
Boittin, Jennifer. Colonial Metropolis: The Urban Grounds of Anti-Imperialism and Feminism in Interwar Paris. Lincoln, United States: University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Boittin, Jennifer Anne, Christina Firpo, and Emily Musil Church. "Hierarchies of Race and Gender in the French Colonial Empire, 1914-1946." Historical Reflections 37, no. 1 (2011): 60-90.