The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

Written By Joshua Hammer
The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 19 April 2016
  • ISBN : 1476777438
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 179 reviews
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Download or read book entitled The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by author: Joshua Hammer which was release on 19 April 2016 and published by Simon and Schuster with total page 288 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 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 preserve this crucial part of the world’s patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. “Part history, part scholarly adventure story, and part journalist survey….Joshua Hammer writes with verve and expertise” (The New York Times Book Review) about how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world’s greatest smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. His heroic heist “has all the elements of a classic adventure novel” (The Seattle Times), and is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture. His the story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu

The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu
  • Author : Joshua Hammer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1476777438
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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 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for ...

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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 1476777438
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