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The Professor & the Madman by Simon Winchester
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Dec 28, 10

bookshelves: ophelia-s-library, non-fictions-others
Read from December 22 to 28, 2010 — I own a copy

Speechless.

Now I cannot look or use my Oxford English Dictionary without thinking about Sir James Murray and Dr. William C. Minor, or George Merret whose death enabled us to read this amazing story behind the creation of the dictionary.
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Reading Progress

12/26/2010 page 214
63.0% "Poor (pʊər) Fr. pauvre, It. povero, L. pauper"
12/28/2010 page 342
100.0% "Hanya sedikit orang yg akan membantah bahwa kebetulan, dalam kamus, merupakan hal yang sungguh hebat."

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