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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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.
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.
Bloch, Marc. Strange Defeat: A Statement of Evidence Written in 1940. London: Folio Society, 2015.
Blom, Ida, and Sølvi Sogner. Med kjønnsperspektiv på norsk historie: fra vikingtid til 2000-årsskiftet. Oslo, Norway: Cappelen akademisk forlag, 1999.
Bloxham, Donald, and Robert Gerwarth. Political Violence in Twentieth Century Europe. Cambridge, UK: 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. "Equality and Difference in National Socialist Racism." In Beyond Equality and Difference: Citizenship, Feminist Politics and Female Subjectivity, edited by Gisela Bock and Susan James, 89-109. London: Routledge, 1992.
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.
Bode, Sabine. Die Vergessene Generation: Die Kriegskinder Brechen ihr Schweigen. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 2004.
Bodnar, John E. The "Good War" in American Memory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Bolzenius, Sandra. Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II. Urbana, Illinois, USA: University of Illinois Press, 2018.
Bond, Brian. War and Society in Europe, 1870–1970. Montreal; Bufffalo: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
Boog, Horst, Jürgen Förster, Joachim Hoffmann, Ernst Klink, Rolf-Dieter Müller, and Gerd R. Ueberschär. Germany and the Second World War: The Attack on the Soviet Union​.. Vol. 4. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1996.
Boog, Horst, Gerhard Krebs, and Detlef Vogel. Germany and the Second World War: The Strategic Air War in Europe and the War in the West and East Asia, 1943-1944/5. Vol. 7. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 2006.
Booker, Bryan. African Americans in the United States Army in World War II. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2008.
Bormann, Natalie. "'We Didn’t Know There Was a Women’s Camp': The Haunting Qualities of Ravensbrück." In The Ethics of Teaching at Sites of Violence and Trauma: Student Encounters with the Holocaust, 46-62. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
Bösling, Carl-Heinrich, Ursula Führer, Claudia Glunz, and Thomas F. Schneider. Männer. Frauen. Krieg. Krieg und Frieden-eine Frage des Geschlechts?. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, 2015.
Bosworth, R. J. B. Mussolini's Italy: Life under the Fascist Dictatorship, 1915-1945. New York: Penguin Books, 2006.
El Cuerpo Erótico de la Actriz Bajo los Fascismos: España, Italia, Alemania (1939-1945), Edited by Núria Bou and Xavier Pérez Grobet. Madrid, Spain: Ediciones Cátedra, 2018.
Boulle, Georges, and Pierre Le Goyet. Le Corps expéditionnaire français en Italie 1943-1944, par le lieutenant-colonel Georges Boulle. Paris: Imprint nationale, 1971.