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I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in a fascinating story.
The full title of this book is The Professor and the Madman, A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Two, it is not a story to put into a book because of the fact that it isn't long enough.
The book is well balanced between the history of the OED and the life and times of Dr. William Minor, (a major contributor). Read morePublished 2 days ago by bernie
Anyone who loves words and their varied lives, particularly the OED, will be enthralled.Published 3 days ago by Eileen O Malley Callahan
This is the second time around with this story. The first was an audio tape while driving on vacation. The second, the book reading, was just as fascinating as the first. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Frank & Teresa Kleist
A surprise read. How could a story about the writing be an interesting novel? But...it was.Published 12 days ago by phenombo1
A bit of a long book, but it's very surprising how the author continues to surprise you with new tid bits.Published 15 days ago by Gottfried
I thought the author did a good job at making the content of the book an interesting read. He does seem to blur the line of conjecture and fact though, but that didn't bother me... Read morePublished 20 days ago by PaulHutch
The author has a highly enjoyable writing style and weaves an entertaining narrative out of the historical events. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matthew W.
A fascinating story illustrating the thin line between genius and insanity, as well as the heroic task of completing the OED. A look at history in the making. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. D. Waller