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The professor and the madman : a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary

Author: Simon Winchester; Desmond Scott
Publisher: Toronto : CNIB, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Oxford College Dictionary took seventy years to complete and drew upon the minds of thousands of scholars for its content. One of its most prolific contributors was Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War. The fact that Dr. Minor was insane, and a murderer, was not known to the editor of the dictionary for almost twenty years.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: James A H Murray; William Chester Minor; William Chester Minor; James A H Murray
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester; Desmond Scott
OCLC Number: 317407250
Notes: Read by Desmond Scott.
Male reader.
New York : HarperCollins, c1998. 1st ed. 0060175966.
Description: 6 audiocassettes (8 hr., 3 min.) in 1 container : 4.75 cm, 2 track, mono
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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The Oxford College Dictionary took seventy years to complete and drew upon the minds of thousands of scholars for its content. One of its most prolific contributors was Dr. William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War. The fact that Dr. Minor was insane, and a murderer, was not known to the editor of the dictionary for almost twenty years.

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