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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.
Fascinating account of the creation of one of the monuments in English lexicography. Starts like a "thriller", winds up as interesting history.Published 8 days ago by Ross Barentyne
Truly interesting if you have any desire to learn how The Oxford English Dictionany actually came to be. Who knew? Now, you will.Published 8 days ago by DIANA
Winchester chronicles -- and corrects in part -- a fascinating story. The imagining and creation of the OED looms prominently in the background, but the personal struggles and... Read morePublished 10 days ago by dstrong
Winchester found a golden story and gave it proper dues. This is compelling history, plain and simple. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Ryan Mease
Beautifully researched and written, intriguing story line, fascinating characters, and above all, words, words, words!Published 16 days ago by Patricia I. Langston
Excellent read for anyone who is interested in language and the writing of the most comprehensive dictionary of the English language in existence. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Betzee
A very interesting telling about the making of the famous Oxfor DictionaryPublished 21 days ago by Fredika