The Surgeon of Crowthorne - A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words (HB)

Author(s): Simon Winchester

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The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a fifty-year task requiring the assistance of thousands of volunteers - one of the keenest a W C Minor. Minor was a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder. Here Simon Winchester tells this uplifting tale.


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General Fields

  • : 9780670878628
  • : Viking Books
  • : Viking Books
  • : 0.339
  • : May 1998
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  • : books

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  • : Simon Winchester
  • : Hardback
  • : good
  • : 207