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Which Carpet Cleaner is Right for You?

If you thought deciding on what carpet to buy was tough, the choice of a carpet cleaner is tougher. Just as there are a variety of carpets, differing in material, color and style, there are a variety of carpet cleaners, varying in power, convenience and methods of cleaning.

Believe it or not, the regular vacuum cleaner comes in seven standard types. The upright and canister types are the most common. Then we have the backpack carpet cleaner, the built in vacuum, the hand held vacuum, the wet/dry type and the robotic carpet cleaner.
Each type is specially designed to serve different purposes.

A Carpet Cleaner Designed Specially For You

The choice of a carpet cleaner depends on several factors, including the user, the type of carpet and the different areas to be cleaned around the house. A senior citizen, for example, should go for the light weight, compact vacuums whereas a mother of messy toddlers should go for the heavy duty, powerful steam vacuums which clean the carpet from deep within.

Certain individuals suffer from various allergies. For these people, harsh chemicals from detergents and shampoos are a severe threat to their health. New technology has allowed the development of allergen filters which are specially made to target dust mites and other allergens. The cyclone system of carpet cleaners uses air filters which disinfect and release clean air into the environment.

The mechanism of the carpet cleaner should also be kept in mind. The devices which use liquid based cleaning are good for steam cleaning services. On the other hand, powder based carpet cleaning devices are also widely used. This dry powder method can be used for carpets with silk fibers or other soft, natural fibers. Strong chemicals or hard brushes at high speeds, may damage the carpet, instead of cleaning it. Carpets made of coarse synthetic fibers, however, can be treated with any shampoo.

Certain cleaning devices are made for the obsessive cleaner, who wants to reach every nook and cranny. Some new carpet cleaners are lightweight, compact, and flexible and have extra accessories which help reach under the furniture and behind book cases.

Hand held vacuums have now become part of every household. They are a must for homes with little kids, who enjoy throwing things on to the floor. Several of these hand held vacuums effectively clean floors as well, making it an all purpose device.

When starting to shop for a carpet cleaner, don’t limit your options. Spend some time researching the item, until you find the perfect piece of equipment. Just like a good pair of shoes, the carpet cleaner should fit right and feel right, because this machine will be with you for a long time.

Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight: Unboxing & Review


A Kentucky Cardinal: A Story


A Kentucky Cardinal: A Story


$3.99


All this New-year’s Day of 1850 the sun shone cloudless but wrought no thaw. Even the landscapes of frost on the window-panes did not melt a flower, and the little trees still keep their silvery boughs arched high above the jeweled avenues. During the afternoon a lean hare limped twice across the lawn, and there was not a creature stirring to chase it. Now the night is bitter cold, with no sounds outside but the cracking of the porches as they freeze tighter. Even the north wind seems grown too numb to move. I had determined to convert its coarse, big noise into something sweet-as may often be done by a little art with the things of this life-and so stretched a horse-hair above the opening between the window sashes; but the soul of my harp has departed. I hear but the comfortable roar and snap of hickory logs, at long intervals a deeper breath from the dog stretched on his side at my feet, and the crickets under the hearth-stones. They have to thank me for that nook. One chill afternoon I came upon a whole company of them on the western slope of a woodland mound, so lethargic that I thumped them repeatedly before they could so much as get their senses. There was a branch near by, and the smell of mint in the air, so that had they been young Kentuckians one might have had a clew to the situation. With an ear for winter minstrelsy, I brought two home in a handkerchief, and assigned them an elegant suite of apartments under a loose brick. But the finest music in the room is that which streams out to the ear of the spirit in many an exquisite strain from the hanging shelf of books on the opposite wall. Every volume there is an instrument which some melodist of the mind created and set vibrating with music, as a flower shakes out its perfume or a star shakes out its light. Only listen, and they soothe all care, as though the silken-soft leaves of poppies had been made vocal and poured into the ear. Towards dark, having seen to the comfort of a household of kind, faithful

A Newbies Guide to Nook GlowLight


A Newbies Guide to Nook GlowLight


$3.29


Welcome to your new Nook GlowLight! This guide will get you started with all things Nook GlowLight. While it is a relatively simple device, there are plenty of hidden features, customization settings, and extensibility options that can help you go beyond the out-of-the-box ebook experience. The first half of this guide includes Nook Basic Training. In Part 1: Introducing Nook GlowLight, we’ll give you an overview of your device, including how it stacks up against certain competitors named after large South American rainforests. In Part 2: Getting Started, we’ll show you how to get your device up and running, as well as how to find your way around, type, and care for your device. In Part 3: Buying Barnes and Noble Content, we’ll introduce you to the Barnes and Noble Shop. Part 4: The Reading Experience gets to the heart of Nook ownership by showing you how to read and manage your Nook books, as well as all the cool extras that come along with Nook books. In the second half of this guide, we’ll move into more advanced features that will help you truly get the most out of your Nook. Part 5: Sideloading Books will show you how to add files from outside the Barnes and Noble ecosystem, and Part 6: Public Library Lending will point you toward free downloads from participating libraries. Part 7: Getting Social will walk you through your Nook’s social features, including sharing, Nook Friends, and Nook lending. In Part 8: Settings and Hidden Features, we’ll show you how to fully customize your device, add photos to your screensaver collections, surf the web, and more. We’ll wrap things up in Part 9: Free Books for Your Nook with ten of our favorite sources for legal free ebooks.

Alan Partridge: Nomad


Alan Partridge: Nomad


$24.99


In ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew – it’s called Britain – intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a ‘journey journal’, Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes – not a man (because he was one to start off with) – but a better, more inspiring example of a man. This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.

Alan Partridge: Nomad


Alan Partridge: Nomad


$1.99


Praise for Nomad: ‘Funniest book of the year’ Sunday Telegraph’Alan Partridge’s Nomad is almost certainly the funniest book ever written’ Caitlin Moran’Sensationally funny. What brilliant writing’ Richard Osman’Sensational’ Jenny Colgan’Hilarious’ Jon Ronson’Brilliantly funny’ Marcus BrigstockIn ALAN PARTRIDGE: NOMAD, Alan dons his boots, windcheater and scarf and embarks on an odyssey through a place he once knew – it’s called Britain – intent on completing a journey of immense personal significance. Diarising his ramble in the form of a ‘journey journal’, Alan details the people and places he encounters, ruminates on matters large and small and, on a final leg fraught with danger, becomes – not a man (because he was one to start off with) – but a better, more inspiring example of a man. This deeply personal book is divided into chapters and has a colour photograph on the front cover. It is deeply personal. Through witty vignettes, heavy essays and nod-inducing pieces of wisdom, Alan shines a light on the nooks of the nation and the crannies of himself, making this a biography that biographs the biographer while also biographing bits of Britain.

Blaine's Playful Namaste


Blaine’s Playful Namaste


$3.99


Blaine’s Playful Namaste – In this playful story, Blainets his friends with Namaste. They teach us that Namaste means I see the light in you and you see the light in me. An inspirational nook for kids of all ages.

Choose Spirit Now


Choose Spirit Now


$3.99


Ponder this a moment: Before it was proved that the world was round, could you imagine trying to convince someone that they were really living on a huge round planet spinning around the sun? People would look at you like you were crazy! What if I told you that most of us are living immersed in a thought and belief system (the ego) that is completely running the show, that is completely responsible for our suffering in many forms? Crazy, right? What’s crazy is the stress, anxiety, jealousy, insecurity, worry, depression, anger, guilt, loneliness, etc. that this thought and belief system causes as the ego bogs us down in the busyness of life and old engrained belief patterns, enabling us to forget the most important truth we need to remember amid this human experience. Choose Spirit Now is a how-to for spiritual awakening, bringing together the best of both the ancient practice and teachings of yoga and the spiritual teachings from A Course in Miracles to finally free us from this ego thought and belief system by shining the light on every nook and cranny where it is hiding out. Are you ready to begin the most fascinating exploration of your own self and in the process reveal your absolute right to wholeness, happiness, and contentment as God-given gifts to all of us? Check out ChooseSpiritNow.com to experience this book as an online retreat and for continued support for living a life fully awake.

Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens


Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens


$14.99


With over 180 color photographs and insightful commentary, this Asian design book showcases the most luxurious and cutting edge pools and gardens of the Pacific region. The new Asian garden is all about structure and sensuality, and the delicate balance of enhancing the architecture and design of the house that it encompasses. Secret nooks, meandering paths, sculptures, water features and carefully placed lighting all play an integral part in contemporary landscaping, as do pools. Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens includes special chapters on walkways, lighting, gates and roof gardens, as well as the latest in infinity, lap and rooftop pools, displaying some of the most sought after designs in the region. It offers a comprehensive and captivating look at some of the most beautiful and ground-breaking garden and pool designs in Asia.

Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens


Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens


$2.99


With over 180 color photographs and insightful commentary, this Asian design book showcases the most luxurious and cutting edge pools and gardens of the Pacific region. The new Asian garden is all about structure and sensuality, and the delicate balance of enhancing the architecture and design of the house that it encompasses. Secret nooks, meandering paths, sculptures, water features and carefully placed lighting all play an integral part in contemporary landscaping, as do pools. Contemporary Asian Pools and Gardens includes special chapters on walkways, lighting, gates and roof gardens, as well as the latest in infinity, lap and rooftop pools, displaying some of the most sought after designs in the region. It offers a comprehensive and captivating look at some of the most beautiful and ground-breaking garden and pool designs in Asia.

David Busch's Sony Alpha a6000/ILCE-6000 Guide to Digital Photography


David Busch’s Sony Alpha a6000/ILCE-6000 Guide to Digital Photography


$31.99


The best-selling and universally-praised bible for the Sony Alpha a6000 is finally back in print! David Busch’s Sony a6000 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one resource and reference for the Sony Alpha a6000, and now it’s available in both printed and ebook form from Rocky Nook. The top-ranking a6000 mirrorless camera features expanded ISO settings to 25,600, a high-resolution 24MP sensor, fast 11 fps maximum shooting rate, and a high resolution electronic viewfinder. With this book in hand, you will explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and take great photographs with the Sony a6000. With clear how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Sony a6000 Guide to Digital Photography covers all the camera’s features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lenses, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy a6000 “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera’s features and controls. With David Busch as your guide and mentor, you’ll be in full creative control, whether you’re shooting on the job, as an advanced hobbyist, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge, creativity, and confidence with the Sony a6000 today.

David Hume


David Hume


$23.99


This volume provides a new and nuanced appreciation of David Hume as a historian. Gone for good are the days when one can offhandedly assert, as R.G. Collingwood once did, that Hume “deserted philosophical studies in favour of historical” ones. History and philosophy are commensurate in Hume’s thought and works from the beginning to the end. Only by recognizing this can we begin to make sense of Hume’s canon as a whole and see clearly his many contributions to fields we now recognize as the distinct disciplines of history, philosophy, political science, economics, literature, religious studies, and much else besides. Casting their individual beams of light on various nooks and crannies of Hume’s historical thought and writing, the book’s contributors illuminate the whole in a way that would not be possible from the perspective of a single-authored study. Aside from the editor, the contributors are David Allan, M.A. Box, Timothy M. Costelloe, Roger L. Emerson, Jennifer Herdt, Philip Hicks, Douglas Long, Claudia M. Schmidt, Michael Silverthorne, Jeffrey M. Suderman, Mark R.M. Towsey, and F.L. van Holthoon.

Designing for Digital Reading


Designing for Digital Reading


$40.99


Reading is a complex human activity that has evolved, and co-evolved, with technology over thousands of years. Mass printing in the fifteenth century firmly established what we know as the modern book, with its physical format of covers and paper pages, and now-standard features such as page numbers, footnotes, and diagrams. Today, electronic documents are enabling paperless reading supported by eReading technologies such as Kindles and Nooks, yet a high proportion of users still opt to print on paper before reading. This persistent habit of “printing to read” is one sign of the shortcomings of digital documents – although the popularity of eReaders is one sign of the shortcomings of paper. How do we get the best of both worlds? The physical properties of paper (for example, it is light, thin, and flexible) contribute to the ease with which physical documents are manipulated; but these properties have a completely different set of affordances to their digital equivalents. Paper can be folded, ripped, or scribbled on almost subconsciously – activities that require significant cognitive attention in their digital form, if they are even possible. The nearly subliminal interaction that comes from years of learned behavior with paper has been described as lightweight interaction, which is achieved when a person actively reads an article in a way that is so easy and unselfconscious that they are not apt to remember their actions later. Reading is now in a period of rapid change, and digital text is fast becoming the predominant mode of reading. As a society, we are merely at the start of the journey of designing truly effective tools for handling digital text. This book investigates the advantages of paper, how the affordances of paper can be realized in digital form, and what forms best support lightweight interaction for active reading. To understand how to design for the future, we review the ways reading technology and reader behavior have both changed and remained

Dramatic Romances (Mobi Classics)


Dramatic Romances (Mobi Classics)


$0.99


This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the iPad, Nook, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including eReaders, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display. TABLE OF CONTENTS: IntroductionIncident of the French Camp The PatriotAn Old Story Count Gismond The Boy and the AngelInstans TyrannusMesmerism The GloveTime’s RevengesThe Italian in EnglandThe Englishman in Italy In a Gondola WaringA Light WomanThe Last Ride TogetherThe Pied Piper of Hamelin: A Child’s Story The Flight of the DuchessA Grammarian’s Funeral The Heretic’s TragedyHoly-Cross DayProtusThe Statue and the BustPorphyria’s Lover”Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”Robert Browning Biography

Dreams of Paradise


Dreams of Paradise


$5.95


Broke and down on her luck, attractive, and well-spoken Susan Harris takes a job cleaning a real estate office in a nearby retirement community called The Villages. Intoxicated by the beautiful surroundings in The Villages, the downtrodden Susan falls in love with the exciting enclave. Soon she is having a recurring dream about living there with a rich, doting husband. Her cleaning companion at the real estate office is Joe Stone, a widowed doctor who after years of a high intensity medical career, enjoys the low-pressure job. After a few weeks on the job, Susan suddenly realizes that the wealthy doctor could be the man of her dreams. Using her good looks and charm, she goes to work on the unsuspecting doctor and soon they are a couple. Unfortunately for Susan, her drug-addicted son Willie, sees his mothers wealthy suitor in a far different light. This page-turner takes the reader on a riveting journey into the exciting life of The Villages and the seedy, corrupt world of son Willie. In the shocking conclusion, the two worlds collide in a deadly explosion that sends shock waves through The Villages and leaves the reader shaking his head. About the Author: R B once again uses the setting of his winter home, The Villages, Florida to create his sixth novel and the second in his Paradise series. In Dreams of Paradise R B taps into several issues in modern society-the growing gap between the rich and the poor, drug addiction, and illegal immigration, to create a fast-paced story of desire, deception, and finally murder. R Bs novels can be found on all the dot. coms, including Barnes & Noble and Amazon. They are also available on Kindle, Nook, and most e-books.

Fresh Food from Small Spaces


Fresh Food from Small Spaces


$24.95


Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive “how-to” guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens-all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container “terracing.” Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R.J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribut

Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting


Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting


$15.14


Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive “how-to” guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens-all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the city gardener might be no more than a cramped patio, balcony, rooftop, windowsill, hanging rafter, dark cabinet, garage, or storage area, but no space is too small or too dark to raise food. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food using a combination of traditional gardening methods and space-saving techniques such as reflected lighting and container “terracing.” Those with access to yards can produce even more. Author R.J. Ruppenthal worked on an organic vegetable farm in his youth, but his expertise in urban and indoor gardening has been hard-won through years of trial-and-error experience. In the small city homes where he has lived, often with no more than a balcony, windowsill, and countertop for gardening, Ruppenthal and his family have been able to eat at least some homegrown food 365 days per year. In an era of declining resources and environmental disruption, Ruppenthal shows that even urban dwellers can contribu

Friday Night Alibi


Friday Night Alibi


$3.99


With her fresh, charming, and hilarious take on contemporary romance, Cassie Mae introduces readers to a soon-to-be college freshman who’s cashing in on her sweet reputation-and the unlikely guy who turns her life upside-down. In the wealthy town of Sundale, Kelli Pinkins has hatched the perfect plan to capitalize on her sweet reputation. For a generous fee, she will be every trust-fund baby’s dream: a Friday-night alibi, the “girlfriend” or “BFF” that parents dream about. With college approaching in the fall, Kelli’s services are in demand more than ever, which means that her social life is nonexistent. But Kelli is A-okay with that. She’s raking in cash for school. Besides, relationships are tricky, and sometimes very messy. She’d rather be at home on Xbox LIVE, anyway. Then the unexpected happens: She meets college stud Chase Maroney. Chase isn’t like the preppy, privileged guys Kelli usually meets in Sundale. For starters, he’s twentysomething, always wears black, and he shoots back one-liners as fast as she can dish them out. But Kelli’s attempts to drive Chase away falter when she realizes that he treats her like he really knows her, like he cares about knowing her. When Kelli finally gives in to the delicious kiss she’s been fighting for so long, she faces a tough decision: make Chase a real-life boyfriend and risk her heart. or keep her clients and lose her first true love. Praise for Friday Night Alibi “[A] very cool story.”-Writing Through Rose Tinted Glasses “This was a great beach read and I love Chase and Kels!”-Paranormal Wastelands “Cassie Mae’s writing is fresh and original, making for an utterly enjoyable read with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. You’ll be nose to toes in love with this book!”-Rachel Morgan, author of the Creepy Hollow series “[Friday Night Alibi is] a funny story and well worth the read. If you’re looking for something that is quick and light-hearted then I would recommend this to you.”-Sharon’s Book Nook “Cas

Haunted Shores


Haunted Shores


$11.95


From the northern shores of Labrador to the south coast of Newfoundland, there are as many ghost stories as there are bays and inlets. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is rich with tales of ghost ships, mysterious lights, sinister spectres, tokens of impending death, headless pirates and murdered loves. From legends of phantom loggers to stories of possessed teapots, Haunted Shores: True Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador is an eerie exploration of the phantom-filled nooks and crannies of the province. Why does a mournful lady ghost return to Arnold’s Cove every November? Do ghostly submarines still sail the waters of Trinity Bay? What is the most haunted street in St. John’s? Drawn from both archival sources and first-hand accounts, the stories herein weave together anecdote, oral tradition, history and folklore to form a rich tapestry depicting a rarely explored side of Newfoundland and Labrador. Read the book, if you dare…

Home Buyer's Checklist: Everything You Need to Know-but Forget to Ask-Before You Buy a Home


Home Buyer’s Checklist: Everything You Need to Know-but Forget to Ask-Before You Buy a Home


$16.95


Everyone who has bought a home knows that an official inspection is no guarantee against unpleasant surprises, and that, ultimately, the burden to ask the important questions about the physical aspects of a home is on the home buyer. But buying a home is one of life’s most stressful, emotionally fraught activities, and it’s easy to see why many home buyers fail to anticipate the kinds of exasperating and expensive problems that can crop up after closing. Written by bestselling real estate author (more than 1 million books sold) Robert Irwin, Home Buyer’s Checklist levels the playing field by equipping home buyers with a comprehensive list of questions pertaining to all the physical aspects of a house that may not be covered in an official inspection. From basement to attic, pantry to lawn, Bob walks readers through every room, nook, cranny, closet and keep, asking important questions about windows, screens, doors and door frames, fireplaces, light fixtures, moldings, and much, much more. And, drawing upon his many years of experience in the business, he provides pointers on how to deal with each problem, including information on how much it will cost to fix, how to estimate its short- and long-term consequences, how it should impact on the negotiating process, and more.

How Not To Commit Murder


How Not To Commit Murder


$3.99


Going straight is never easy – especially when you’re blackmailed into murder”What a clever story with a wonderful balance of mystery and suspense and light-hearted comedy and fun.” A Life Through Books. Career conman Reuben Littlejohn is determined to go straight this time after his release from prison, with the help of his new wife. But he hadn’t counted on stumbling across a plot to kill his parole officer Lucy, with whom he is madly in lust. Or being blackmailed into becoming an accomplice to her murder. Never have his skills in lying and cheating been so vital! Can he save his own life as well as Lucy’s, without his wife finding out?If you like Donald Westlake and Colin Bateman, you’ll love this book with its artful blend of comedy and crime and flawed but engaging characters.”There is a great balance between the Crime/Mystery part of it and the Comedy. I found myself guessing the whole way through, and being wrong quite a bit, while laughing out loud.” Texas Book Nook.

Invisible Romans


Invisible Romans


$29.39


What survives from the Roman Empire is largely the words and lives of the rich and powerful: emperors, philosophers, senators. Yet the privilege and decadence often associated with the Roman elite was underpinned by the toils and tribulations of the common citizens. Here, the eminent historian Robert Knapp brings those invisible inhabitants of Rome and its vast empire to light. He seeks out the ordinary folk laboring men, housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who formed the backbone of the ancient Roman world, and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. He finds their traces in the nooks and crannies of the histories, treatises, plays, and poetry created by the elite. Everyday people come alive through original sources as varied as graffiti, incantations, magical texts, proverbs, fables, astrological writings, and even the New Testament. Knapp offers a glimpse into a world far removed from our own, but one that resonates through history. “Invisible Romans” allows us to see how Romans sought on a daily basis to survive and thrive under the afflictions of disease, war, and violence, and to control their fates before powers that variously oppressed and ignored them.
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