The Resource The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer, (electronic resource e-audio)

The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer, (electronic resource e-audio)

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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
Title
The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu
Title remainder
and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts
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Joshua Hammer
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Language
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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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-
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Hammer, Joshua
Dewey number
025.8/2096623
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other
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Read by Paul Boehmer
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  • Boehmer, Paul
  • hoopla digital
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  • Centre de documentation et de recherches "Ahmed Baba."
  • Libraries
  • Manuscripts, Arabic
  • Cultural property
  • Islamic learning and scholarship
  • Librarians
  • Mali
Target audience
adult
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer, (electronic resource e-audio)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11621496
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 03 min.))
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  • online
  • electronic
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sound
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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu : and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts, Joshua Hammer, (electronic resource e-audio)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11621496
Publication
Distribution
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 03 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11621496
Publisher number
MWT11621496
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
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(MWT)MWT11621496
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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