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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 author has a highly enjoyable writing style and weaves an entertaining narrative out of the historical events. Read morePublished 4 days 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 8 days ago by J. D. Waller
Fascinating book - never knew how dictionaries were started. Would recommend itPublished 12 days ago by Jody Farrell
This is a fascinating recount of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary, made more so by the involvement of an American scholar institutionalized in England for the savage... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Rich M
I was fascinated by the build up to the start of the OED and the story of both Dr. Minor and Murray. But when things were moving comfortably along the story takes a dramatic turn. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Mike
Nicely written and researched. An unusual story, well worth knowing.Published 20 days ago by Herbert Steiner
One of the best books I have ever read. I would give it more than five stars if I could. I did learn so much and enjoyed doing the learning! You will be glad to read this.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer