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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary (P.S.)

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester Who would have thought a book about the creation of a dictionary would be riveting reading?

Engaging story about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary; the project's leader, professor James Murray; and one of its main contribotors, Dr. W. C. Minor. What twists this tale is the discovery that Dr Minor, a veteran of the American Civil War, is an inmate in an English insane asylum following his murder conviction.

I highly recommend this book!

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http://www.powells.com/biblio/1-9780060839789-13