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The bad-ass librarians of Timbuktu and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

by Hammer, Joshua, 1957- (Author)


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To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger River, t... Full description


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