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The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
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New York : Riverhead Books, [2017].
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Book
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400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Status:
Basalt Non Fiction
966.23 ENG
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Timbuktu has long been seen as a paradise to Westerners who had, for centuries, led perilous and mostly failed 'discovery' expeditions to the city. It's also legendarily known as the home of thousands of ancient manuscripts so when Al Qaeda surged across Mali in 2012, the eyes of the outside world were once again upon the fabled, now threatened city. A team of librarians and archivists began an unprecedented smuggling operation to save the history of an entire civilisation. English expertly interweaves these two suspenseful strands - the race to Timbuktu and the riveting undercover mission.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781594634284, 1594634289
UPC:
40027097927

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
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. --,from dust jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

English, C. (2017). The storied city: the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

English, Charlie. 2017. The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

English, Charlie, The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

English, Charlie. The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017. Print.

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