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Stories sorted by author. World Digital Library Home. World History Maps by Thomas Lessman. Forgotten Nations. History Rome annihilated Carthage to ensure it would never again rise as a major threat.

Forgotten Nations

The Ottomans forever ended Byzantium’s glory. The vast armies of Persia were repeatedly beaten back by the Greeks, subjugated by the might of Alexander, and destroyed by the rise of Islam. The fates of once great and proud nations fill the pages of history books—and then there are those forgotten powers even the history books seldom mention. 10BurgundyWestern Europe France’s greatest historical rivals are often considered to be England or Germany. We’ve previously mentioned how Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, divided the Carolingian Empire among his sons. For a time, it seemed that fortune favored Burgundy. 9NovgorodEastern Europe The city of Novgorod, whose residents sometimes called it “Lord Novgorod the Great,” truly lived up to its name. By the 14th century, Novgorod had become one of the busiest trading ports in Europe—an estimated 400,000 people lived in the city. 6MajapahitSoutheast Asia.

Reading Resources. Home of the Book Genome Project. We haven't turned on user accounts yet, which will allow you to save preferences, bookshelves, and have customized suggestions as the tools learn more about your particular tastes.

Home of the Book Genome Project

If you'd like us to let you know when we roll out user accounts, enter your e-mail address below, and we'll keep you posted. Today's uniquely unique title: What BookLamp Does: is the home of the Book Genome Project. Similar to how matches music lovers to new music, BookLamp helps you find books through a computer-based analysis of written DNA. BookLamp's engine isn't influenced by advertising budgets or popularity bias. We Need Your Help: What should I read next. Xkcd: Cloud. Scribd - Read Unlimited Books. Mark Twain Quotes Page 4. Europe by bike – in 1933. Evening spent in Ostend has cheered me up completely.

Europe by bike – in 1933

We have found most aristocratic digs with lift which only charges 25 francs for b & b – a marked contrast to a café on the Promenade, where they rushed [charged] us 8d for a ham sandwich! Ostend (Photo: Getty) August 2 Spending the night at a funny café/restaurant in Waterloo – only two doors up from where Wellington lodged the night before battle!

The woman who runs the place is a scream – v. hearty and smells of drink. I’ve never seen such flat roads as in Belgium. August 3 Have settled in Cologne. The journey was eventful. Hilter attends a rally just days before Marion and her father arrived in the country (Photo: Getty) August 4 We have really begun to see Germany today. We went several miles this afternoon with a most interesting individual: a school kid of 16, who was going on a six-week biking expedition with the sum of 20 marks (£1). Got kicked out of Cologne Cathedral this morning because I had shorts on. August 5 August 6 August 7. Nikola Tesla. 20 Extremely Romantic Quotes You Should Say To Your Love. Get ready for some serious swooning.

20 Extremely Romantic Quotes You Should Say To Your Love

These are some of the most romantic lines we have ever read in YA lit. Have one to add? Share it with us in the comments below! “No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. ––Defiance by C.J. “I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent together, as my happiest time. ––Boundless by Cynthia Hand “And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” ––Across the Universe by Beth Revis “It’s one thing to fall in love. ––Every Day by David Levithan “I love you the way a drowning man loves air.

––The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. ––The Fault in Our Stars by John Green “I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. ––Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl. 34 Painfully Funny Facts About Our Daily Lives. These amazing comics are the work of Danish writer Mikael Wulff and artist Anders Morgenthaler.

34 Painfully Funny Facts About Our Daily Lives.

They often make some snarky graphs and pictures, but they’re also fairly accurate. They’re entertaining and a delight to look through. Enjoy! Source: Kind of Normal Comments. Franz Kafka – At Night.