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The Book Smugglers Of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

Author: Charlie English.

The Book Smugglers Of Timbuktu: The Quest for This Storied City and the Race to Save its Treasures

Author: Charlie English.

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Item #: D34523
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Publication Date: 2016
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: 9780008126636
To Westerners, the name "Timbuktu" long conjured a tantalizing paradise, and beginning in the 18th century, explorers tried repeatedly to reach the city. But as Charlie English relates here, most expeditions succumbed to attack, the climate, and disease. The real Timbuktu was home to thousands of ancient manuscripts, and when al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged... More
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To Westerners, the name "Timbuktu" long conjured a tantalizing paradise, and beginning in the 18th century, explorers tried repeatedly to reach the city. But as Charlie English relates here, most expeditions succumbed to attack, the climate, and disease. The real Timbuktu was home to thousands of ancient manuscripts, and when al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, they threatened the existence of these precious documents. Also published as The Storied City, this history chronicles how librarians and archivists joined forces to preserve Timbuktu's cultural legacy.


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