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
Size: 66.91 MB
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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: 75.83 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: 64.43 MB
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Two tales of a city: The historical race to “discover” 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 ...

Indigo

Author: Catherine E. McKinley
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408822369
Size: 34.60 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: 0674050827
Size: 62.27 MB
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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 Mayor Of Mogadishu

Author: Andrew Harding
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466883928
Size: 43.17 MB
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**One of Book Concierge's Best Books of 2016** In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC’s most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud “Tarzan” Nur - an impoverished nomad who was ...

The Lost Book Of Moses

Author: Chanan Tigay
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062206435
Size: 56.12 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.

The Other Islam

Author: Stephen Schwartz
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780385526654
Size: 80.91 MB
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In The Other Islam, Stephen Schwartz traces the origins and history of Sufism, elucidates its teachings, and illustrates its links to the other religions.

Library An Unquiet History

Author: Matthew Battles
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325645
Size: 24.68 MB
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Provides an intriguing historical study of libraries and books, their preservation, and destruction, from the U.S. to Europe and Asia, from medieval monasteries and Vatican collections to the ever-changing information highway of today.