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Simon Winchester is a gift to all who read his most marvellous books! Subjects we sometimes overlook, question and search.....but here in The Professor and the Madman.... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robin Lee Bown
I will never take a dictionary for granted again! The incredible dedication of these people to catalogue the English language was beyond amazing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by nicole grant
The book is well balanced between the history of the OED and the life and times of Dr. William Minor, (a major contributor). Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2013 by B. Chandler
Interesting story, unfortunately mishandled by the author. A book on the makings of the OED deserves better. Read morePublished on July 21 2013 by CFB
Enjoyed reading this book. Well written, and very interesting. Certainly proves that the truth can be stranger than fiction. Will be reading more from this author.Published on Feb. 7 2013 by John A.
The Professor & the Madman is both captivating and informative. The conception of the Oxford English Dictionary is an unparalleled testament of hardship and one man's redemption... Read morePublished on Sept. 29 2012 by JSB
The book is well balanced between the history of the OED and the life and times of Dr. William Minor, (a major contributor). Read morePublished on July 28 2010 by B. Chandler