The Resource Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson

Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson

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Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege
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Syria's secret library
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reading and redemption in a town under siege
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Mike Thomson
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eng
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The remarkable story of a small, makeshift library in the town of Daraya, and the people who found hope and humanity in its books during a four-year siege.Daraya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just southwest of the Syrian capital. Yet for four years it lived in another world. Besieged by government forces early in the Syrian Civil War, its people were deprived of food, bombarded by heavy artillery, and under the constant fire of snipers. But deep beneath this scene of frightening devastation lay a hidden library. While the streets above echoed with shelling and rifle fire, the secret world below was a haven of books.Long rows of well-thumbed volumes lined almost every wall: bloated editions with grand leather covers, pocket-sized guides to Syrian poetry, and no-nonsense reference books, all arranged in well-ordered lines. But this precious horde was not bought from publishers or loaned by other libraries--they were the books salvaged and scavenged at great personal risk from the doomed city above.The story of this extraordinary place and the people who found purpose and refuge in it is one of hope, human resilience, and above all, the timeless, universal love of literature and the compassion and wisdom it fosters
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Thomson, Mike
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956.9104/23
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Read by David Rintoul
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Rintoul, David
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  • Libraries
  • Syria
  • Dārayyā (Syria)
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Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 11 min., 58 sec.))
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online
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9781549177507
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A9B31E85-1924-4453-A5B1-9A422D5EDAF5
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Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
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Publication
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OverDrive Audiobook
Antecedent source
unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
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spoken word
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  • spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (09 hr., 11 min., 58 sec.))
File format
unknown
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online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549177507
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
A9B31E85-1924-4453-A5B1-9A422D5EDAF5
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  • (OCoLC)1112701002
  • on1112701002
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