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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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I found this very interesting - esp given its educational value about how the OED is created. The reader is even invited to participate in that creation. I only give it a 3 star rating b/c the writing seems like the kindof hack job that wd be done by a professional writer who'd be hired to write the bk by a publishing company b/c they think the subject's a winner. It's proficiently written w/o any inspiration or personality.
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January 1, 2006 – Finished Reading
April 27, 2008 – Shelved
April 27, 2008 – Shelved as: linguistics
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