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

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Charlie English
Riverhead Books
2017
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1594634289
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British journalist Charlie English gives a fascinating account of the race to save the archives at Timbuktu, Mali. A legendary place of riches and might, Timbuktu came under threat when Al Qaeda rose there in 2012. Heroically, a band of archivists and librarians raced to spirit the city's archived manuscripts into hiding, saving the Timbuktu of legend from being erased. A fascinating story that connects myth, contemporary events and history.

ISBN: 9781594634284
$28.00
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