The Professor and the Madman
  • Release Date : 05 July 2005
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 0060839783
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Download or read book entitled The Professor and the Madman by author: Simon Winchester which was release on 05 July 2005 and published by Harper Perennial with total page 288 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. The compilation of the OED began in 1857, it was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.



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