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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

Label
Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege
Title
Syria's secret library
Title remainder
reading and redemption in a town under siege
Statement of responsibility
Mike Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomson, Mike
Dewey number
956.9104/23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS98.6
  • DS99.D332
LC item number
  • .T466 2019
  • T46 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libraries
  • Syria
  • Dārayyā (Damascus, Syria)
Label
Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, Ltd."--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541767621
Lccn
2019938981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1051136414
  • (OCoLC)1051136414
Label
Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
Publication
Note
"Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, Ltd."--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781541767621
Lccn
2019938981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • on1051136414
  • (OCoLC)1051136414

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