The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Hidden within the rituals of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary is a fascinating mystery. Professor James Murray was the distinguished editor of the OED project. Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War, was one of the most prolific contributors to the dictionary, sending thousands of neat, hand-written quotations from his h...

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Title:The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Author:Simon Winchester
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ISBN:0060839783
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:242 pages