The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Release Date : 19 April 2016
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 13 : 9781476777405
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Book excerpt: Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Author : Joshua Hammer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Describes how a group of Timbuktu librarians enacted a daring plan to smuggle the city's great collection of rare Islamic manuscripts away from the threat of destruction at the hands of Al Qaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali....

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Author : Joshua Hammer
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to ...

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

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Genre : History
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To save ancient Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean’s Eleven in this “fast-paced narrative that is…part intellectual history, part geopolitical tract, and part out-and-out thriller” (The Washington Post). In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for ...

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