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
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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: 53.60 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
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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
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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: 20.33 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: 1451644078
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Describes the author's long and painful relationship with Haiti before and after the 2010 earthquake, tracing the country's turbulent history and its status as a symbol of human rights activism and social transformation.

The Storied City

Author: Charlie English
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197143
Size: 29.71 MB
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“Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city’s past, present, and future.” –Fodor’s Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover” one of the ...

The Hidden Treasures Of Timbuktu

Author: John O. Hunwick
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Draws on centuries-old historical manuscripts to document the epic trade journeys to legendary Timbuktu, profiling the city as a major center of Islamic literary culture and scholarship while offering insight into fifteenth-century ...