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reviewed The Professor and the Madman: A Tale .... August 03, 2008
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder,
Absent the anti-Christian bias of his geological disaster books, Winchester writes a very good tale about a fascinating sidebar of history during the compilation of the OED. The madman was an American …
The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder,
Some readers, I know, dislike Simon Winchester's conversational, discursive, sometimes off-on-a-tangent narrative style, but I for one find it richly rewarding. I first discovered it in "Krakatoa," his …
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