The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary

by Simon Winchester | History |
ISBN: 006099486x Global Overview for this book
Registered by tomato68 of Downey, California USA on 3/18/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by tomato68 from Downey, California USA on Saturday, March 18, 2017
I hope this book is as interesting as it sounds.

Journal Entry 2 by tomato68 at Downey, California USA on Thursday, January 11, 2018
This was an interesting piece of history and I certainly learned a lot about words and how they were organized into a dictionary. I found the part about the words to be a bit slow and tedious to read. I did however like the story of the friendship between Murray and Minor. It was terribly sad to learn about Minor's madness. How awful to spend most of your life tortured by paranoia and sick fantasies every night.

Journal Entry 3 by tomato68 at Lazy Dog Restaurant in Downey, California USA on Friday, January 12, 2018

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