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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. This book is an inspiring account of the victory of art and literature over extremism.
Journalist Matti Friedman’s true life detective story traces how the Aleppo Codex, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible, was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel.
This extraordinary tale tells of two Scottish sisters who discovered an obscure text which turned out to be one of the earliest copies of the Gospels. The two widows overcame insuperable odds to become world class scholars.
A gripping tale of adventure and redemption documented by acclaimed essayist Adina Hoffman and award-winning poet and translator Peter Cole. This book delves into the recovery of the most vital cache of Hebrew manuscripts ever discovered.
This book tells of the Nazi’s pillaging of Europe’s libraries, and the heroic efforts of the few librarians working to return the stolen books to their owners. Anders Rydell shows just how much a single book can mean to those who own it.
In this book Aaron Lansky shares his adventures as he travelled the world collecting and rescuing some almost lost Yiddish books. He shows us how the written word can unite everyone who believes in the power of great literature.
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, Jewish historian Zosa Szajkowski gathered up thousands of documents from Nazi buildings in Europe and moved them all, illicitly, to New York. This detective story by Lisa Moses Leff offers a window into that past.
This adventure story relates the discovery of an important collection of sacred literature and early manuscripts in an old Egyptian synagogue. This find has forever transformed our knowledge of the Jewish past and Muslim history.
One man's quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them.
In this book we learn of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Palestine and the controversial story that followed. Geza Vermes shares what he has learned and has created an ideal introduction to understanding these miraculous documents.
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