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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu

The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

By Charlie English | Paperback | 1 Review(s)

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Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach 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 the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. To Westerners,... read more

Format
Paperback
Release Date
04 May 2017
Author(s)
Charlie English
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-13
9780008184902
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 31mm
Pages
416
Format
Paperback
Release Date
04 May 2017
Author(s)
Charlie English
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-13
9780008184902
Dimensions
153mm x 234mm x 31mm
Pages
416

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01 Jan 1970

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When Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of priceless and irreplaceable ancient manuscripts - a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the manuscripts into hiding.

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