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The Resource The Storied City, Charlie English, (electronic resource)

The Storied City, Charlie English, (electronic resource)

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The Storied City
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The Storied City
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Charlie English
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eng
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"Timbuktu is a real place, and Charlie English will fuel your wanderlust with true descriptions of the fabled city's past, present, and future." – Fodor's Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. To Westerners, the name "Timbuktu" long conjured a tantalizing paradise, an African El Dorado where even the slaves wore gold. Beginning in the late eighteenth century, a series of explorers gripped by the fever for "discovery" tried repeatedly to reach the fabled city. But one expedition after another went disastrously awry, succumbing to attack, the climate, and disease. Timbuktu was rich in another way too. A medieval center of learning, it was home to tens of thousands—according to some, hundreds of thousands—of ancient manuscripts, on subjects ranging from religion to poetry, law to history, pharmacology, and astronomy. When al-Qaeda–linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of these precious documents, a remarkable thing happened: a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit the manuscripts into hiding. Relying on extensive research and firsthand reporting, Charlie English expertly twines these two suspenseful strands into a fraught and fascinating account of one of the planet's extraordinary places, and the myths from which it has become inseparable
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English, Charlie
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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The Storied City, Charlie English, (electronic resource)
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online
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9780698197145
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7edc8b2e-a2e9-49fa-b732-63d7ce9d56da
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
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Label
The Storied City, Charlie English, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698197145
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7edc8b2e-a2e9-49fa-b732-63d7ce9d56da
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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