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By Joshua Hammer [Kindle ePUB] Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts – PDF, TXT & Kindle eBook free



11 thoughts on “Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

  1. says:

    This is a fascinating tale and well told by Joshua Hammer. But there are quibbles, most of which we can attribute to the publisher's editors and fact checkers.
    Proofing/editing errors are scattered throughout t

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    Timbuktu, often considered to be a metaphor for any faraway place, is actually a very fascinating city rich in history and culture. Located between the Sahara Desert and the Niger River in the West African nation of Mali, it dates back to 200 B.C. It was one of the greatest academic centers in the world for religion, arts, math and

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    Having lived in Mali and having visited the libraries of Timbuktu I can say the book is an accurate retelling of an amazing effort by the people of Timbuktu to maintain and preserve an international treasure. The book was informative, well written and exciting because it happened in one of the least well known but very

  4. says:

    I hated this book but managed to finish for my reading group because I was allowed to skip the part I hated which was about all the recent fighting and jihad business in and around Timbuktu. That was ½ the book. The rest was interesting and the writing was good. The first part gave the history leading up to the manuscripts and the quest to collect as many manuscripts as possible. The last part was about the actual transfer of

  5. says:

    Having spent 37 years as a professional librarian, they had me at the title! In the middle of the book the author takes a lengthy excursion through north African history, but you need a little background on Mali and its neighbors to appreciate the project carried out by this librarian. They may have over done that part. Nonetheless, his work

  6. says:

    The core story is fascinating. A window into an ancient world I never imagined, and the fascinating story of a person who first helped to reveal the scope and intellectual fervor of that world, and then at great

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book. It was a nicely paced story, clearly related of the saving of the old manuscripts of Timbuktu. The events and characters were easy to picture and follow and I was quickly drawn into the story.
    I would

  8. says:

    Fascinating and inspiring story of how one man tracked down thousands of rare and ancient manuscripts, many of them hidden in the desert in Mali, and then had to launch a rescue mission to save them from Islamic

  9. says:

    this is a good real life story an all the engaging for that fact. Uniquely bemusing, touchingly impressive (an in 1 instance quite galling, bewildering and bitterly disappointing). Technically I found the title a

  10. says:

    Thoroughly recommend this fascinating book. Eminently readable, story follows Haidara a Timbuktu librarian as he saves thousands of historical

  11. says:

    Gripping story and a great book for anyone who loves books. Found the politics a bit simplistic in parts.

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review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ By Joshua Hammer

T Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is uniuely ualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and ultimately successful effort to outwit Al aeda 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 extremis. I enjoyed this book It was a nicely paced story clearly related of the saving of the old manuscripts of Timbuktu The events and characters were easy to picture and follow and I was uickly drawn into the storyI would have loved details on the gathering of the manuscripts in the first place a few years ago there was a chapter related to this but it seems that this is another whole interesting story I also would have loved some photos of the manuscripts to be able to see what was being described in detailI would recommend reading this interesting book Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, 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 extremis. I enjoyed this book It was a nicely paced story clearly Homewrecker related to this but it seems that this is another whole interesting story I also would have loved some photos of the manuscripts to be able to see what was being described in detailI would Make your own model forts & castles recommend Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury reading this interesting book

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Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

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 b. Having lived in Mali and having visited the libraries of Timbuktu I can say the book is an accurate retelling of an amazing effort by the people of Timbuktu to maintain and preserve an international treasure The book was informative well written and exciting because it happened in one of the least well known but very famous cities on Earth I ve walked the streets and talked with the people involved and enjoyed all the memories the narrative brought back Their courage in the face of death dealing terrorists was remarkable their communal silence about the treasures they were protecting is inspirational

review ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ By Joshua Hammer

Razen smugglers In 2012 thousands of Al aeda 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 350000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali Over the past 20 years journalis. I hated this book but managed to finish for my reading group because I was allowed to skip the part I hated which was about all the recent fighting and jihad business in and around Timbuktu That was the book The rest was interesting and the writing was good The first part gave the history leading up to the manuscripts and the uest to collect as many manuscripts as possible The last part was about the actual transfer of most of the manuscripts from the museum to a place of safety From the first part I gained a better understanding of how important the city of Timbuktu is and an understanding of the rich culture science Astronomy and Medicine and life occurring well before Europe was involved in such things A major failing was the total lack of any pictures of the manuscripts or the museum