The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Elevenand Indiana Jones.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing
An interesting read covering the recent and ancient history of Timbuktu and Mali, none of which I had been aware of before. The tradition of keeping manuscripts in homes rather than in large libraries ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
Sometimes my lack of awareness of the history and current events of other parts of the world outside of North America embarrasses me. I am partly to blame because I don't like to watch news coverage ... Read full review