The Bad Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777411
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But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. Joshua Hammer writes 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.

The Bad Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777438
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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

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1952534410
Size: 64.44 MB
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Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer has visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali's-and the world's ...

The Book Smugglers Of Timbuktu

Author: Charlie English
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008126636
Size: 29.53 MB
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Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of ...

Yokohama Burning

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743264657
Size: 24.81 MB
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A narrative account of the 1923 earthquake in Japan describes how it resulted in 160,000 deaths in Yokohama and Tokyo and had lasting consequences for U.S.-Japanese relations, in a history that draws on diaries, letters, and two living ...

Beyond Timbuktu

Author: Ousmane Oumar Kane
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674969359
Size: 33.73 MB
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Ousmane Kane charts the rise of Muslim learning in West Africa from the beginning of Islam to the present day and corrects lingering misconceptions about Africa’s Muslim heritage and its influence.

Blood And Ink

Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher: Charlesbridge Teen
ISBN: 9781580897907
Size: 34.59 MB
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Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the library in the ancient city of Timbuktu, Ali is a former shepherd boy, trained by Islamist militants--and both are caught up in the war in Mali and on opposite sides of the stuggle to ...

Farewell Fred Voodoo

Author: Amy Wilentz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451644000
Size: 35.47 MB
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, this is a brilliant writer’s account of a long, painful, ecstatic—and unreciprocated—affair with a country that has long fascinated the world.

Timbuktu

Author: Marq De Villiers
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551992779
Size: 34.77 MB
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The first book for general readers about the storied past of one of the world’s most fabled cities. Timbuktu — the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place, even though the city’s glory days are long gone.

The Race For Timbuktu

Author: Frank T. Kryza
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006203037X
Size: 55.48 MB
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In 1824, the French Geographical Society offered a cash prize to the first expedition from any nation to visit Timbuktu and return to tell the tale. One of the contenders was Major Alexander Gordon Laing, a thirty–year–old army officer.