The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World'S Most Precious Manuscripts [Audiobook] download free by Joshua Hammer

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World'S Most Precious Manuscripts Audiobook download free by Joshua Hammer
  • Listen audiobook: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World'S Most Precious Manuscripts
  • Author: Joshua Hammer
  • Release date: 2017/9/29
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781476777412
  • Rating: 8.64 of 10
  • Votes: 517
  • Review by: Lindsay Schaffer
  • Review rating: 7.22 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Duration: 3H37M55S in 256 kbps (57.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-26
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, MPEG4, WMA, AIFF, FLAC, MP4, OPUS, MP3 (compression TAR, RAR, LZ, ZIP)
  • Total pages original book: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 34 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 24M56S (6.8 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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 were crumbling in the trunks of desert shepherds. His goal: to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. 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. With bravery and patience, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. His heroic heist is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty of their culture. His story is one of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: 21st Century History: From C 2000 -, Islamic Studies, Terrorism, Armed Struggle, Storage, Maintenance & Preservation Of Collections, Library & Information Sciences, African History, Islamic Story & History Books, Library, Archive & Information Management, Biography: General, Biography: Religious & S
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 11.02 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x213x18mm
  • Weight: 245g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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