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.

The most important wars for this period include:

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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, Nicholas. "Enacting the International: R.G. Watt and the League of Nations Union." In Transnational Ties: Australian Lives in the World, edited by Desley Deacon, Penny Russell and Angela Woollacott, 75-94. Canberra: Austrailian National University E-Press, 2008.
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.
Holocaust Scholarship: Personal Trajectories and Professional Interpretations, Edited by Christopher R. Browning, Susannah Heschel, Michael R. Marrus and Milton Shain. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Browning, Christopher R. Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Browning, Christopher. Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland. New York: HarperPerennial, 1998.
Browning, Christopher. The Path to Genocide: Essays on Launching the Final Solution. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Brownmiller, Susan. Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1975.
Brühöfener, Friederike. "Sending Young Men to the Barracks: West Germany’s Struggle over the Establishment of New Armed Forces in the 1950s." In Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945-1989 , edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel, 145-164. Baltimore; Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press ; Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2014.
Bucher, Greta. Women, the Bureaucracy and Daily Life in Postwar Moscow, 1945-1953 In East European monographs ;; no. 682; Variation: East European monographs ;; no. 682. New York: East European Monographs, Columbia University Press, 2006.
Bucur-Deckard, Maria. Heroes and Victims Remembering War in Twentieth-Century Romania. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Bunting, Madeleine. The Model Occupation: The Channel Islands under German Rule, 1940-1945. London: HarperCollins, 1995.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burbank, Jane, and Frederick Cooper. "War and Revolution in a World of Empires: 1914 to 1945." In Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference, edited by Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper, 369-412. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010.
Burds, Jeffrey. "Sexual Violence in Europe in World War II, 1939-1945." Politics & Society 37, no. 1 (2009): 35-73.
Burfoot, Annette, and Susan Lord. Killing Women: The Visual Culture of Gender and Violence. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2006.
Burrin, Philippe. France under the Germans: Collaboration and Compromise. New York: New Press, 1996.
Bussey, Gertrude Carman, and Margaret Tims. Pioneers for Peace: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 1915-1965. London: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, British Section, 1980.
Butler, Elizabeth Allen. Navy Waves. Charlottesville, Va.: Wayside Press, 1988.
Butterworth, Miriam. Lull before the Storm : Germany in the Summer of 1938. Simsbury, Connecticut: Antrim House, 2017.
Africa and World War II, Edited by Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn A. Brown, Timothy Parsons and Ahmad Alawad Sikainga. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Byles, Joan. War, Women, and Poetry, 1914-1945: British and German Writers and Activists. London: Associated University Presses, 1995.
Caire, Raymond. La Femme militaire: Des origines à nos jours. Paris: Lavauzelle, 1981.
Calder, Jean McKinlay. The Story of Nursing. 5th ed. London: Methuen, 1971.
Cameron, Craig. American Samurai: Myth and Imagination in the Conduct of Battle in the First Marine Division 1941-1951. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Almost Integrated? American Servicewomen and Their International Sisters Since WWII." In A Companion to Women's Military History, edited by Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining, 291-330. Leiden ; Boston: Brill, 2012.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Inside or Outside? Women's Role in American Military History." In Women in Politics: Outsiders or Insiders?, edited by Lois Duke Whitaker. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 2011.
Campbell, Caroline. Political belief in France, 1927-1945 : gender, empire, and fascism in the Croix de feu and Parti social français. Baton Rouge, U.S.A.: Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Campbell, D'Ann. Women at War with America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Women in Combat: The World War II Experience in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, and the Soviet Union." Journal of Military History 57, no. 2 (1993): 301-323.
Campbell, D'Ann. "Women, Combat, and the Gender Line." MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History 6 (1993): 88-97.
Campillo, María Vidaurreta. La Guerra y la Condición Femenina en la Sociedad Industrial: el Caso de Francia. Madrid, Spain: Dirección General de la Juventud y Promoción Sociocultural, 1981.