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

ISBN: 1476777403

ISBN13: 9781476777405

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

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To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven. 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 had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu...

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