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              The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

              The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hammer, Joshua

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $27.30
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              An engaging detective story about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs-and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

              ISBN 9781501191909
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              656 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird

              The Falcon Thief: A True Tale of Adventure, Treachery, and the Hunt for the Perfect Bird (Hardback)

              By Hammer, Joshua

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $35.10
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              A rollicking true-crime adventure about a rogue who trades in rare birds and their eggs - and the wildlife detective determined to stop him.

              ISBN 9781501191886
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              218 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts

              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: and their race to save the world's most precious manuscripts (Paperback)

              By Hammer, Joshua

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $18.74
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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 and Indiana Jones.

              ISBN 9781760632458
              Published NZ 2 Jan 2018
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              24 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
                

              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Hammer, Joshua; Read by Boehmer, Paul

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $41.18
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              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, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks o...f desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, he organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. This real-life thriller is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty and imagination of their culture. It is also the story of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
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              ISBN 9781665150279
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher HighBridge Audio
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              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Lib/E: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
                

              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu Lib/E: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Hammer, Joshua; Read by Boehmer, Paul

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $41.18
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              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, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks o...f desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, he organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. This real-life thriller is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty and imagination of their culture. It is also the story of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
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              ISBN 9781665150262
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher HighBridge Audio
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              Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place
               

              Season in Bethlehem: Unholy War in a Sacred Place (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Hammer, Joshua

              • RRP: $33.50
              • $26.76
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              Newsweek' s Jerusalem bureau chief Joshua Hammer arrived in the West Bank in October 2000 -- just after Ariel Sharon made his inflammatory visit to the Haram al-Sharif, otherwise known as the Temple Mount. Sharon's trip ignited the worst violence the Middle East had seen in decad...es. Overnight, the peace process gave way to an ever-worsening cycle of attack, revenge, and retaliation, destabilizing the entire region, killing thousands, and culminating in Israel's reoccupation of Palestinian towns in 2002. A Season in Bethlehem is the story of one West Bank town's two-year disintegration, as witnessed by a reporter who was there from the beginning. Woven together from Hammer's own firsthand reportage plus hundreds of interviews, it follows a dozen characters whose lives collided on the streets of this biblical city. They include a Bedouin tribesman who rose to become the commander of Bethlehem's most feared and brutal gang of gunmen; the beleaguered governor, an opponent of the al-Aqsa intifada, who believed he had a mandate to stop the violence, only to discover that Yasser Arafat was undermining him; a Christian businesman who watched helplessly as his community was squeezed between Muslim militants and the Israeli army; an eighteen-year-old female honors student turned suicide bomber; and an Israeli reservist, son of a leader of the Peace Now movement, who wrestled with his left-wing convictions as he rode to battle through the predawn streets. The narrative reaches a climax with a moment-by-moment recreation of the epochal drama that drew many of these characters together: the thirty-nine-day siege of the Church of the Nativity. A clear-eyed chronicle of deepening chaos andviolence, in which Hammer lets the opposing sides speak for themselves, A Season in Bethlehem is both a timely and timeless look at how longstanding religious and political tensions finally boiled over in a place of profound resonance: the birthplace of Jesus.
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              ISBN 9780743256049
              Released NZ 21 Jun 2004
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
                

              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Hammer, Joshua; Read by Boehmer, Paul

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $41.18
              • Save $11.81
              • Not Yet Available

              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, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks o...f desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door.The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. With bravery and patience, he organized a dangerous operation to sneak all 350,000 volumes out of the city to the safety of southern Mali. This real-life thriller is a reminder that ordinary citizens often do the most to protect the beauty and imagination of their culture. It is also the story of a man who, through extreme circumstances, discovered his higher calling and was changed forever by it.
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              ISBN 9781665150286
              Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
              Publisher HighBridge Audio
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              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
               

              The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hammer, Joshua

              • RRP: $32.50
              • $24.52
              • Save $7.98
              • In Stock US

              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.

              ISBN 9781476777412
              Released NZ 4 May 2017
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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