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The Resource The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester

The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester

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The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
Title
The surgeon of Crowthorne
Title remainder
a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary
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Simon Winchester
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Language
eng
Summary
The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was a monumental 50 year task requiring thousands of volunteers. One of the keenest volunteers was a W C Minor who astonished everyone by refusing to come to Oxford to receive his congratulations. In the end, James Murray, the OED's editor, went to Crowthorne in Berkshire to meet him. What he found was incredible - Minor was a millionaire American civil war surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder and yet who dedicated his entire cell-bound life to work on the English language
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individual biography
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Winchester, Simon
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Winchester, Simon
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  • Minor, William Chester
  • Murray, James A. H.
  • Psychiatric hospital patients
  • Lexicographers
  • Mentally ill offenders
  • English language
  • English language
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester
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First published by Viking 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
p2251627259
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140271287
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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The surgeon of Crowthorne : a tale of murder, madness and the Oxford English Dictionary, Simon Winchester
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Viking 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p2251627259
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
207 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780140271287
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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