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The Resource The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer

The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer

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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu
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and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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Joshua Hammer
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bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu
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and their race to save the worlds most precious manuscripts
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eng
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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
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Very few people suspected that the African country of Mali sheltered countless delicate manuscripts that recorded the country's history and intellectual heritage, until Islamic militants began destroying them in 2012. In this page-turning account, journalist Joshua Hammer traces the work of Abdel Kader Haidara, who traveled all over Mali in the 1980s in order to collect the documents and assure their preservation in a Timbuktu library. After Al Qaeda sympathizers invaded this ancient city, Haidara mobilized a plan to spirit the collection to safety in southern Mali. This is an irresistible chronicle of fascinating history and personal commitment. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
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INU/DLC
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025.8/2096623
Index
index present
LC call number
Z659
LC item number
.H22 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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5786971
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781476777405
Lccn
2015030396
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)ocn913303671
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Label
The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5786971
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781476777405
Lccn
2015030396
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn913303671
  • (OCoLC)913303671

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