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REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Join or create book clubs READ & DOWNLOAD Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Join or create book clubs ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD 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 smugglersIn 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 MaliOver the past 20 years journalist 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 extremism I This is a fascinating tale and well told by Joshua Hammer But there are uibbles most of which we can attribute to the publisher s editors and fact checkersProofingediting errors are scattered throughout the book The author says Northwestern University is in Chicago It is in Evanston The text says B 52 bombers carry 70000 tons of weapons In fact they carry 70000 pounds of weaponsThe book was apparently written in sections and characters are re identified in chapter after chapterIt s nit picking I know but that s what editors proof readers and fact checkers are for The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox 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 MaliOver the past 20 years journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is The Illusionists uniuely Planet of the Bugs ualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and Fishes of the Open Ocean 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 extremism I This is a fascinating tale and well told by Joshua Hammer But there are Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uibbles most of which we can attribute to the publisher s editors and fact checkersProofingediting errors are scattered throughout the book The author says Northwestern University is in Chicago It is in Evanston The text says B 52 bombers carry 70000 tons of weapons In fact they carry 70000 pounds of weaponsThe book was apparently written in sections and characters are re identified in chapter after chapterIt s nit picking I know but that s what editors proof readers and fact checkers are for

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REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Join or create book clubs READ & DOWNLOAD Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Join or create book clubs ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD N 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 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 journalist 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 extremism If this were a tale it would be a good one That these are recent events is just astounding I remember following the terrorist invasion into the north of Niger and Mali but nothing related to the preservation of the people s cultural treasures While Hollywood makes movies of improbable and unimaginative heros performing essentially meaningless tasks The Bad Ass Librarians performed truly heroic work and without weapons or violence Organized and led by Mr Haidara they used their wits and their cultural patrimony not just books but whole libraries under the noses of some of the most ruthless killers roaming the world today I found myself wondering if I would have the courage to do the same These are real heroes and everyone should know and praise them A fine book and an excellent read it was just too short The Illusionists 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 journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is Planet of the Bugs uniuely Fishes of the Open Ocean ualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and Out of Bounds (Boundaries, 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 extremism If this were a tale it would be a good one That these are recent events is just astounding I remember following the terrorist invasion into the north of Niger and Mali but nothing related to the preservation of the people s cultural treasures While Hollywood makes movies of improbable and Grass, Sky, Song unimaginative heros performing essentially meaningless tasks The Bad Ass Librarians performed truly heroic work and without weapons or violence Organized and led by Mr Haidara they Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos used their wits and their cultural patrimony not just books but whole libraries The Illusionists under the noses of some of the most ruthless killers roaming the world today I found myself wondering if I would have the courage to do the same These are real heroes and everyone should know and praise them A fine book and an excellent read it was just too short

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REVIEW ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Join or create book clubs READ & DOWNLOAD Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Join or create book clubs ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD 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 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 journalist 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 extremism 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 Fishes of the Open Ocean 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 journalist Joshua Hammer visited Timbuktu numerous times and is Out of Bounds (Boundaries, uniuely Grass, Sky, Song ualified to tell the story of Haidara's heroic and Otter Chaos! (Otter Chaos 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 extremism 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 The Illusionists up to the manuscripts and the O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, 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 One for My Baby understanding of how important the city of Timbuktu is and an Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, 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