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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu

Joshua Hammer

The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu

and their race to save the world"s most precious manuscripts

by Joshua Hammer

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Librarians,
  • Libraries,
  • Arabic Manuscripts,
  • Islamic learning and scholarship,
  • Cultural property,
  • Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba.",
  • Large type books,
  • Destruction and pillage,
  • Protection,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Led by mild-mannered archivist and historian Abdel Kader Haidara, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean"s Eleven to save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from destruction by Al Qaeda.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJoshua Hammer
    SeriesThorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction, Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ659 .H22 2016b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination429 pages (large print)
    Number of Pages429
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27212583M
    ISBN 101410490033
    ISBN 109781410490032
    LC Control Number2016011454
    OCLC/WorldCa951723875, 943636929

    The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu By: Joshua Hammer Grade: B+ Invaluable ancient manuscripts. History. Politics. Librarians turned smugglers. A book about the importance of well, books and what they say about our histories and futures. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu mainly tells the story of Abdel Kader Haidara a man who spent a great deal PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Joshua Hammer's harrowing tale, "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" tells the story of the secret mission to smuggle almost , manuscripts from Timbuktu in a fascinating and in-depth look at a piece of history many are unfamiliar ://

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      The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers. In , thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including :// The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Book Summary: 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 s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel


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Joshua Hammer's harrowing tale, "The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" tells the story of the secret mission to smuggle almostmanuscripts from Timbuktu in a fascinating and in-depth look at a piece of history many are unfamiliar ://.

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In the s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world’s greatest and most brazen smugglers.

Inthousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including ://“The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu” is a non-fiction work by Joshua Hammer. This book is about the African nation Mali and its historical city of Timbuktu, a word that in the West has become synonymous with the middle of nowhere.

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