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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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Albany Main Library 025.8 HAMME (Text) IALBO10317487T Book Club Checked out 04/02/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781476777405
  • ISBN: 1476777403
  • Physical Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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General Note: 10 copies.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-263) and index.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Libraries > Destruction and pillage > Mali > Tombouctou.
Manuscripts, Arabic > Mali > Tombouctou.
Cultural property > Protection > Mali.
Mali > History > Tuareg Rebellion, 2012- > Destruction and pillage.
Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba."
Islamic learning and scholarship > Mali > Tombouctou.
Librarians > Mali > Tombouctou.
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