LADY DEATH: THE MEMOIRS OF STALIN’S SNIPER
252pp., 16 plates. 2018. The publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II’s best-scoring sniper. 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.