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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
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Language:
English
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Joshua Hammer. (2016). The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. Unabridged HighBridge.

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Joshua Hammer. 2016. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. HighBridge.

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Joshua Hammer, The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. HighBridge, 2016.

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Joshua Hammer. The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts. Unabridged HighBridge, 2016.

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