The Professor and the Madman
a tale of murder, insanity, and the making of the Oxford English dictionary
"P.S.-insights, interviews & more"--Cover
The man who taught Latin to cattle
The madness of war
Gathering Earth's daughters
The big dictionary conceived
The scholar in cell block two
Entering the lists
Annulated, art, brick-tea, buckwheat
The meeting of minds
The unkindest cut
Then only the monuments
Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Psychiatric hospital patients
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An extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary -- and literary history. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W. ... Read More »
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