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The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
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May 01, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: history-civilwar, educ-books-lang-wrtg
Read in January, 2010 — I own a copy

Extremely interesting account of an unstable prisoner who contributes considerable research to the making of the giant Oxford English Dictionary. He becomes friends with Prof. James Murray who spearheaded most of the work on it.

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