The Storied City

The Storied City

The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Book - 2017
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The story of how a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts into hiding when al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of these precious documents. Relying on extensive research and firsthand reporting, Charlie English expertly twines a fraught and fascinating account of one of the planet's extraordinary places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable. --
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781594634284
1594634289
Branch Call Number: 966.23 English
DT551.9.T55 E54 2017
Characteristics: 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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