Please check the Menu tab on the left for links to our other resources such as Kanopy, Lynda.com, and Rosetta Stone.

Lady Death: the memoirs of Stalin's sniper

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Greenhill Books,
Pub. Date:
2018.
Language:
English
Description
The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II's best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America. In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia's 2000 female snipers. Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort. She spoke at rallies in Canada and the US and the folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song, 'Killed By A Gun' about her exploits. Her US trip included a tour of the White House with FDR. In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of £4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour. She never returned to combat but trained other snipers. After the war, she finished her education at Kiev University and began a career as a historian. She died on October 10, 1974 at age 58, and was buried in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery.
Also in This Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID d444fc2a-7edf-097a-ba61-d854b205c4e5
Grouping Title lady death the memoirs of stalins sniper
Grouping Author pavlychenko li udmyla mykhaĭlivna
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-17 05:15:22AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 04:45:30AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Begunova, Alla,, Foreman, David,, Pegler, Martin, 1954-
author Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna, 1916-1974.
author2-role Begunova, Alla,editor., Foreman, David,translator., Pegler, Martin,1954-writer of foreword.
author_display Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna
available_at_aacpl Glen Burnie Library, Odenton Library
collection_aacpl ADULT
detailed_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction, Odenton Library - Nonfiction, Severna Park Library - Nonfiction
display_description "In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia's 2000 female snipers. Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort. She spoke at rallies in Canada and the US and the folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song, 'Killed By A Gun' about her exploits. Her US trip included a tour of the White House with FDR. In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of £4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour."--Amazon.com.
format_aacpl Book
format_category_aacpl Books
id d444fc2a-7edf-097a-ba61-d854b205c4e5
isbn 9781784382704
item_details ils:a1466779|31997096460993|Severna Park Library - Nonfiction|921 PAVLYCHENKO|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out|Nov 14, 2018|S-PK||, ils:a1466779|31997096461009|Glen Burnie Library - Nonfiction|921 PAVLYCHENKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Nov 12, 2018|NCO||, ils:a1466779|31997096461017|Odenton Library - Nonfiction|921 PAVLYCHENKO|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 17, 2018|WCO||
itype_aacpl Adult Nonfiction
last_indexed 2018-11-18T09:45:30.033Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl 921 PAVLYCHENKO
local_time_since_added_aacpl 2 Months, Quarter, Six Months, Year
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Glen Burnie Library, Odenton Library, Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9781784382704
publishDate 2018
record_details ils:a1466779|Book|Books||English|Greenhill Books,|2018.|xvii, 252 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a1466779 31997096460993 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:a1466779 31997096461017 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:a1466779 31997096461009 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Greenhill sniper library
series_with_volume Greenhill sniper library|
subject_facet Autobiographies, Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna, -- 1916-1974, Personal narratives, Snipers -- Soviet Union -- Biography, Women soldiers -- Soviet Union -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Ukraine -- Odesa, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Ukraine -- Sevastopolʹ, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Ukrainian
title_display Lady Death : the memoirs of Stalin's sniper
title_full Lady Death : the memoirs of Stalin's sniper / Lyudmila Pavlichenko ; foreword by Martin Pegler ; translated by David Foreman ; edited by Alla Igorevna Begunova
title_short Lady Death :
title_sub the memoirs of Stalin's sniper
topic_facet Campaigns, Pavlychenko, Li͡udmyla Mykhaĭlivna, Snipers, Women soldiers, World War, 1939-1945