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  • Headquartered in New York, New York.
  • Began as a personal research experiment by Steven H. van Leeuwen in January, 1993.
  • First to publish complete classic book on the web (Whitman’s Leaves of Grass) in February, 1994.
  • Privately held company, incorporated in September, 1999.
  • An innovative Internet publisher providing students, educators and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
  • Features a searchable database containing over 370,000 web pages, including the largest database of quotations ever published (over 86,000 quotations), as well as the largest freely available verse database (over 10,000 poems).
  • Works are supplemented by visual and audio multimedia elements, such as audio pronunciations of dictionary words, and thousands of illustrations from maps and flags of all nations to detailed anatomical engravings.
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