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The Resource The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester

The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester

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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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The professor and the madman
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a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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Simon Winchester
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Title
The professor and the madman
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Describes how more than ten thousand definitions were submitted for the first Oxford English Dictionary from Dr. W.C. Minor, an American Civil War criminal who was considered both a genius and a lunatic
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New York Times Notable Book, 1998
Biography type
contains biographical information
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157430
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EUF
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423.092
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
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Simon Winchester
The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary, Simon Winchester
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"P.S.-insights, interviews & more"--Cover
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-242)
Contents
The dead of the night in Lambeth Marsh -- The man who taught Latin to cattle -- The madness of war -- Gathering Earth's daughters -- The big dictionary conceived -- The scholar in cell block two -- Entering the lists -- Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat -- The meeting of minds -- The unkindest cut -- Then only the monuments
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Dimensions
21 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 242, 6 p.
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9780060839789
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(pbk)
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ill.

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