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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication date June 1, 2009
Pages 229
Binding Paperback
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781845078850
ISBN-10 1845078853
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $8.95
Other format details juvenile
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Stalingrad snipers were a legend in their time. Their patience, keen eyes and ruthlessness helped win the Battle of Stalingrad and turn the tide of the Second World War. This is the true story of a teenage sniper recruited in 1942 by Vasily Zaitsev to seek out and shoot German officers. To begin with, the youngster finds it almost impossible to kill, but after a shocking discovery, goes on to 'snap as many as 84 German sticks', and following capture and a daredevil escape, leads a handpicked unit on a hazardous mission to seize Field Marshall Paulus, the Commander-in-Chief of the invading army. But this sniper is no ordinary marksman. The author first visited Stalingrad in 1959, and made subsequent visits in 1963 and, most recently, in 2006, when he met Tania Chernova, the heroine of this novel. Having studied Russian in Birmingham and Moscow, James Riordan lived, worked and travelled extensively in Russia for five years, and has presented several BBC radio programmes on Russia. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Russian at the University of Surrey.



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9781845078850 | details & prices | 229 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.50 lbs | List price $8.95
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