The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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Book
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN
9781476777405, 1476777403, 9781476777412, 1476777411
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278 pages : illustration, map ; 22 cm
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Rodgers Memorial Library - Nonfiction - Main Floor
025.8 HAMMER
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Published
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781476777405, 1476777403, 9781476777412, 1476777411

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Map and illustration on lining papers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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.
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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 tells the story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers. In 2012, thousands of Al-Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned to death unmarried couples, and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hammer, J. (2016). The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hammer, Joshua, 1957-. 2016. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hammer, Joshua, 1957-. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hammer, Joshua. The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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