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: 56.59 MB
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'This is, simply, a fantastic story, one that has been beautifully told by Josh Hammer, who knows and loves Mali like some farmers know their back forty.

The Storied City

Author: Charlie English
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197143
Size: 22.36 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 ...

Indigo

Author: Catherine E. McKinley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408822369
Size: 43.54 MB
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But it is also the story of a personal quest: Catherine McKinley's ancestors include a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan, several generations of Jewish 'rag traders' and Massachusetts textile factory owners, and African slaves who were ...

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.

The Lost Book Of Moses

Author: Chanan Tigay
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062206435
Size: 19.92 MB
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Tigay, journalist and son of a renowned Biblical scholar, was galvanized by this peculiar story and this indecipherable man, and became determined to find the scrolls.

Blood Ink

Author: Stephen Davies
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448187834
Size: 68.79 MB
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Kadija is the music-loving daughter of a guardian of the sacred manuscripts of the ancient city of Timbuktu, Mali.

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 ...

Breaking Rockefeller

Author: Peter B. Doran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698170776
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The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader.