The Secret Libraries of History

The Secret Libraries of History.

Thousands of books found in abandoned homes in bomb-devastated districts in Syria were assiduously collected, and secretly housed underground at various locations by volunteers. As a literary enthusiast, Fiona Macdonald discovered some of these libraries, and describes for us the historical stories behind a few of these treasure trove of books of every genre in various countries in the world that had been saved from destruction by governments and other armed zealots.

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