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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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.
Borg, Alan. War Memorials: From Antiquity to the Present. London: Leo Cooper, 1991.
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.
Birth or Talent? The Formation of Elites in a British–German Comparison, Edited by Franz Bosbach, Keith Robbins and Karina Urbach. Munich: De Gruyter, 2003.
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, 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.
Bourke, Joanna. Rape: A History from 1860 to the Present. London: Virago, 2008.

Translated in Italian and Spanish in 2009.

Bousquet, Ben, and Colin Douglas. West Indian Women at War: British Racism in World War II. London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1991.
A Military History of Modern Spain: From the Napoleonic Era to the International War on Terror, Edited by Warren H. Bowen and José E. Alvarez. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007.
Boyce, Robert W. D. The Great Interwar Crisis and the Collapse of Globalization. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
The Long Aftermath: Cultural Legacies of Europe at War, 1936-2016 In Studies in contemporary European history, Edited by Manuel Bragança and Peter D. Tame. New York, NY, USA: Berghahn Books, 2016.
Rape in Wartime, Edited by Raphaëlle Branche and Fabrice Virgili. Basingstoke, UK ; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Braudy, Leo. From Chivalry to Terrorism: War and the Changing Nature of Masculinity. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Braybon, Gail, and Penny Summerfield. Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars. London ; New York: Pandora Press, 1987.
Brenner, Rachel Feldhay. Writing as Resistance: Four Women Confronting the Holocaust: Edith Stein, Simone Weil, Anne Frank, Etty Hillesum. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997.
Brereton, Bridget. "Gender and the Historiography of the English-Speaking Caribbean." In Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, edited by Patricia Mohammed, 129-144. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002.
Brewer, Susan A. To Win the Peace: British Propaganda in the United States during World War II. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.
Brewer, Susan A. Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
Bridenthal, Renate, and Claudia Koonz. Becoming Visible: Women in European History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977.
Bristol, Douglas Walter, and Heather Marie Stur. Integrating the US Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation since World War II. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.
Bröckling, Ulrich. Disziplin: Soziologie und Geschichte militärischer Gehorsamsproduktion. Munich: Wilhelm Fink, 1997.
Brooks, Jennifer E. Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Brooks, Jane. Negotiating Nursing: British Army Sisters and Soldiers in the Second World War. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2018.
Brooks, Jeanice. The Musical Work of Nadia Boulanger: Performing Past and Future between the Wars. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Brosman, Catharine Savage. Visions of War in France: Fiction, Art, Ideology. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999.
Brown, Frederick. The Embrace of Unreason: France, 1914-1940. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Brown, Timothy Scott. West Germany and the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962-1978. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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