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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

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'Hammer has pulled off the truly remarkable here-a book that is both important and a delight to read . . . It is also an inspirational reminder that, even as the forces of barbarism extend their thrall across so much of the Muslim world, there are still those willing to risk everything to preserve civilization. A superb rendering of a story that needs to be told.' - Scott Anderson, author of Lawrence in Arabia To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen ...

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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
2017, Simon & Schuster

ISBN-13: 9781476777412

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

ISBN-13: 9781476777405

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