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The Surgeon of Crowthorne: A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Oxford English Dictionary - Simon Winchester
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[SR: 38187], Paperback, [EAN: 9780140271287], Penguin, Penguin, Book, [PU: Penguin], 1999-06-03, Penguin, trade edition paperback, new In stock shipped from our UK warehouse, Subtitled "A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words," this is a remarkable account of the life of W.C. Minor. Not a famous name, but a quite extraordinary man. Minor was an American Army surgeon and millionaire who contributed enormously by post to the first, epic edition of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) while hidden away in obscurity in Berkshire, England. As the author points out, the OED is the most important work of reference ever created, and, given the globalisation of the English language, is likely to remain so for centuries. But when in 1896 Sir James Murray, the formidable editor of the OED, at last travelled down to Berkshire to find this elusive lexicographer and thank him for all his work, he found Minor in Broadmoor: patient Number 742.Minor was educated, gentlemanly, industrious, and a psychopathic killer, who had gunned down a man at random in the London streets because he believed his victim was an Irish terrorist after his blood. Simon Winchester won't win any prizes for the elegance of his prose style, but he has dug up a strange and extraordinary life story and turned it into a compelling piece of historical detective work. He never really penetrates into the central mystery of Minor's madness, because no one can. The mystery remains, inviolable, and makes his tale all the more darkly compelling. --Christopher Hart, 268021, Historical, 758978, BCE-500 AD, 758980, 501-1000, 758982, 1001-1500, 758984, 1501-1700, 758986, 1701-1900, 758988, 1901 Onwards, 268022, Britain, 758964, United States, 758932, Countries & Regions, 758922, Royalty, 758928, Social & Urban History, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 268043, Britain, 268041, Political, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 276548, Murder, 759224, True Crime, 67, Biography, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1948. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Third Edition. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Mid-20th century ear-nose-throat manual, 135 illustrations and 3 color plates., Lea & Febiger, 1948, Penguin Books Ltd, Melbourne, 1999. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Size: Duodecimo12mo. 207 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Mild age tanning throughout. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. 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. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: History; England; ISBN: 0140271287. ISBN/EAN: 9780140271287. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4373. . 9780140271287, Penguin Books Ltd, 1999

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[ED: Taschenbuch], [PU: Penguin Books], Ecken und Kanten leicht bestoßen. Seiten und Buchschnitt altersbedingt stärker verfärbt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now lives in New York. Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Condé Nast Traveler arid contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to die Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. Simon Winchester's other books include Outposts: Travels to the Remains of the British Empire Korea: A Walk through the Land of Miracles The Pacific Pacific Nightmare, a fictional account of the aftermath of the Hong Kong hand-over Prison Diary, Argentina, die story of three months spent in a Patagonian jail an spying charges during the Falklands war and The River at the Centre of the World A Journey Up the Yangtze, and Back in Chinese Time, which is also published in Penguin., [SC: 1.20], leichte Gebrauchsspuren, gewerbliches Angebot

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Oxford Paperbacks, 01/19/1995. New edition. Hardcover. Used; Good., Oxford Paperbacks, 01/19/1995, Oxford University Press, 07/07/2005. Paperback. Used; Good. cover ceased some stain on sides due to ages., Oxford University Press, 07/07/2005, OUP Oxford, 05/07/2009. Paperback. Used; Good. ex library copy, yellow pages due to age, OUP Oxford, 05/07/2009, Oxford Paperbacks. Paperback. Used; Good. yellow pages due to age, cover creased, Oxford Paperbacks, harmondsworth: Penguin, 1999. Soft cover. Very Good. nice book reasonable condition , normal dirt and blemishes that you would associate with a books age, Penguin, 1999

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Simon Winchester's account, now in paperback, of the role played in the creation of the O.E.D. by a deranged American Civil War hero who was also a millionaire and a murderer. A no. 1 bestseller in Viking hardcover, it promises to do extremely well in this format. A tour de force Will Self, The Times., [PU: Penguin Books]

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne
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Winchester, Simon

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The Surgeon of Crowthorne

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9780140271287

Simon Winchester's account, now in paperback, of the role played in the creation of the O.E.D. by a deranged American Civil War hero who was also a millionaire and a murderer. A no. 1 bestseller in Viking hardcover, it promises to do extremely well in this format. "A )tour de force(" Will Self, )The Times(.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140271287
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140271287
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Date de parution: 2000
Editeur: Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
207 Pages
Poids: 0,163 kg
Langue: eng/Englisch

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