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    DescriptionThe Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is 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. The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W.C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light: Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.This audio also includes a conversation between Simon Winchester and John Simpson, editor of the Oxford English Dictionary


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    Title
    The Professor and the Madman
    Subtitle
    A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester, Read by Simon Winchester
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 6
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 149 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 172 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060836269
    ISBN 10: 0060836261
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: CF
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, LAN009000
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    Abridged Dewey: 423
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A22580000
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    DC21: 423.092
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55600
    LC classification: PE1617.O94 W56 2005
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNBL, DNBH, CF
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    04 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY