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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

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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
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Genre
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. 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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technical information on music
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PLAYA
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Thomson, Mike,
Dewey number
956.9104/23
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not applicable
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LC call number
DS98.6
LC item number
.T466 2019d
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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Read by David Rintoul
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1948-
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  • Rintoul, David
  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Civil War (Syria : 2011-)
  • Libraries
  • Libraries
  • Manners and customs
  • Social aspects
  • Syria
  • Dārayyā (Syria)
  • Syria
  • Syria
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adult
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Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
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  • "Light."
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, ℗2019
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  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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  • nz
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  • rdacarrier.
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1120201636
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
Edition
Unabridged.
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1 audio media player (approximately 9 hr.)
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one file format
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direct electronic
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Isbn
9781549129704
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  • unmediated
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digital, HD audio
Publisher number
39507
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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other
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Label
Syria's secret library : reading and redemption in a town under siege, Mike Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "Light."
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, ℗2019
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier.
  • rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1120201636
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 9 hr.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549129704
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia.
  • rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
39507
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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