The Bad Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu

Author: Joshua Hammer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777411
Size: 71.66 MB
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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: 76.95 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: 34.72 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: 77.11 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: 1408812207
Size: 58.46 MB
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But this 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: 76.99 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: 62.50 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: 20.91 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.

Neither Snow Nor Rain

Author: Devin Leonard
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802189970
Size: 27.22 MB
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In Neither Snow Nor Rain, journalist Devin Leonard tackles the fascinating, centuries-long history of the USPS, from the first letter carriers through Franklin’s days, when postmasters worked out of their homes and post roads cut new ...

Library An Unquiet History

Author: Matthew Battles
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393325645
Size: 10.82 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.