The Resource Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts., Joshua Hammer, (downloadable audiobook)

Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts., Joshua Hammer, (downloadable audiobook)

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Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts.
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Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu
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And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts.
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Joshua Hammer
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eng
Summary
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 had fallen into obscurity. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, later became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers.In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu. They imposed Sharia law, chopped off the hands of accused thieves, stoned to death unmarried couples, and threatened to destroy the great manuscripts. As the militants tightened their control over Timbuktu, Haidara organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali.Over the past twenty years, journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniquely qualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al Qaeda and preserve Mali's—and the world's—literary patrimony. Hammer explores the city's manuscript heritage and offers never-before-reported details about the militants' march into northwest Africa. But above all, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism
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Hammer, Joshua
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Narrator: Paul Boehmer
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  • Nonfiction
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adult
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Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts., Joshua Hammer, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2671868
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Unabridged
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Unabridged.
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1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
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9781681681436
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(sound recording)
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Bad-ass librarians of timbuktu : And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts., Joshua Hammer, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=2671868
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00000005cb045b7-5c25-40c5-b0e7-da8514b36d91
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681681436
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
5CB045B7-5C25-40C5-B0E7-DA8514B36D91
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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