Pompeii

by Robert Harris | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by debnance of Alvin, Texas USA on 11/1/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by debnance from Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, November 1, 2021
"All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire's richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world's largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.

But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay of Naples. His predecessor has disappeared. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line—somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Attilius—decent, practical, and incorruptible—promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. His plan is to travel to Pompeii and put together an expedition, then head out to the place where he believes the fault lies. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him."

Journal Entry 2 by debnance at Alvin, Texas USA on Monday, November 1, 2021

Released 2 mos ago (11/2/2021 UTC) at Alvin, Texas USA

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Journal Entry 3 by winghaahaahaa98wing at Watertown, Massachusetts USA on Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Received in the Italy bookbox. Will scan through! Thanks.

Released 1 mo ago (12/5/2021 UTC) at Little Free Library - Clark St (At Thomas St) in Belmont, Massachusetts USA

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