The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu I'm rating this book 4 stars for a couple of reasons. One, is the amazingly detailed background information that the author, Joshua Hammer, provides to give the reader perspective on the events that unfolded. At times, it may seem too much but one can skim over parts of it and not lose the essential thread. And two, to commend the incredible people who, with immense courage and fortitude, saved thousands and thousands of literary documents from certain destruction! They actually get a rating of 10!!
Nancy C - WPL Staff