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The Bad-ass Librarians of Timbuktu

and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
Jan 14, 2019ryner rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
The inspiring true story of how a small, dedicated and passionate group of Malian librarians managed in 2012 to secrete out of Timbuktu upwards of 300,000 priceless medieval manuscripts from under the noses of Islamic extremists who had threatened to destroy them. This is a hopeful book for a future in which knowledge, and the preservation thereof, is valued.