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

By: Hammer, Joshua, 1957-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.Description: 278 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781476777405 :; 1476777403 :.Subject(s): Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba." | Libraries -- Tombouctou (Mali) | Manuscripts -- Tombouctou (Mali) | Cultural property -- Protection -- Mali | Islamic learning and scholarship -- Tombouctou (Mali) | Librarians -- Tombouctou (Mali) | Mali -- HistoryDDC classification: 025.8/2096623 Summary: 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 desctuction at the hands of Al Quaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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 desctuction at the hands of Al Quaeda militants to the safety of southern Mali.

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