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The Resource The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English

Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Title
The storied city
Title remainder
the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past
Statement of responsibility
Charlie English
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. --
Assigning source
from dust jacket
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Dewey number
966.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DT551.9.T55
LC item number
E54 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolog: Enterprise and genius -- Occupation -- A seeker of manuscripts -- A wide but extended blank -- Hell is not far away -- The fourth traveler -- Al-Qaeda to the rescue -- Frogs and rosbifs -- Ismael's list -- Destruction -- The armchair explorer -- The headless horseman -- The pope of Timbuktu -- Secret agents -- Liberation -- Lives of the scholars -- The terrible twosome -- King Leopold's paperweight -- Auto-da-fé -- Chronicle of the seeker -- An Indiana Jones moment in real life! -- Manuscript fever -- The myth factory -- Epilog
Control code
1701040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701040
  • (Sirsi) 1701040
  • (OCoLC)956479952
Label
The storied city : the quest for Timbuktu and the fantastic mission to save its past, Charlie English
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prolog: Enterprise and genius -- Occupation -- A seeker of manuscripts -- A wide but extended blank -- Hell is not far away -- The fourth traveler -- Al-Qaeda to the rescue -- Frogs and rosbifs -- Ismael's list -- Destruction -- The armchair explorer -- The headless horseman -- The pope of Timbuktu -- Secret agents -- Liberation -- Lives of the scholars -- The terrible twosome -- King Leopold's paperweight -- Auto-da-fé -- Chronicle of the seeker -- An Indiana Jones moment in real life! -- Manuscript fever -- The myth factory -- Epilog
Control code
1701040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781594634284
Lccn
2016039192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701040
  • (Sirsi) 1701040
  • (OCoLC)956479952

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