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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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Apr 15, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from April 07 to 15, 2012

I've had this book on my bookshelf for years and pulled it off the shelf after a friend presented the title at our book club. The book club members didn't select this title but I decided it was time to give it a go and I was not disappointed. Winchester's research into and recounting of the story behind the making of the OED and these two men is both entertaining and instructional. I was intrigued by the effort and dogged determination of the lexicographers of this time. Definitely a "good read".

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