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Paperback The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Book

ISBN: 1476777411

ISBN13: 9781476777412

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

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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...

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