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The Surgeon of Crowthorne By Simon Winchester, Office of the Surgeon General OSG HHS The U.S Surgeon General is the Nation s Doctor, providing Americans with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury The Surgeon General oversees the U.S Public Health Service USPHS Commissioned Corps, an elite group of over , uniformed officers who are public health professionals. The Surgeon Rizzoli Isles, by Tess Gerritsen The Surgeon is a brilliantly written medical thriller, that will have you gripped and terrified from page one until you finish the novel As a avid reader of mystery, suspense thrillers, this The Surgeon Journal ScienceDirect Read the latest articles of The Surgeon at ScienceDirect, Elsevier s leading platform of peer reviewed scholarly literature The Surgeon Journal Elsevier The Surgeon is published for the worldwide surgical and dental communities The goal of the Journal is to achieve wider national and international recognition, through a The Surgeon of Crowthorne The Surgeon of Crowthorne A Tale of Murder, Madness and the Love of Words is a book by Simon Winchester that was first published in England in It was retitled The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary in The Surgeon of Crowthorne A Tale of Murder, Madness and Mar , the surgeon of crowthorne It s the story of the relationship between the Scottish man that headed the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary the man that contributed the most as a volunteer layman to it s creation.

  • Title: The Surgeon of Crowthorne
  • Author: Simon Winchester
  • ISBN: 9780141037714
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and literary history The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken As definitions were cThe Professor and the Madman, masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary and literary history The compilation of the OED, begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr W C Minor, had submitted than ten thousand When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light Dr Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane.
    The Surgeon of Crowthorne The Professor and the Madman masterfully researched and eloquently written is an extraordinary tale of madness genius and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of

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    1. r each word, there should be sentences that show the twists and turns of meanings the way almost every word slips in its silvery, fishlike way, weaving this way and that, adding subtleties of nuance to itself, and then perhaps shedding them as public mood dictates Herbert Coleridge whose brilliant life was too short.I was driving into work the other day thinking about Herbert Coleridge and realized that I might possibly be the only person on the planet driving to work thinking about Herbie Of co [...]

    2. As a completely fledged bibliopsychotic and an ever striving to be cunning linguist , I was all aquiver with anticipation to bury my face in this purported history of the Oxford English Dictionary OED Alas, despite being well written and thoroughly researched, I m having to fake it a bit to give this a full 3 stars My primary joy dampening problem with the book s arrangement was the dearth of page time given to what I see as the most fascinating aspect of the story the actual nuts and bolts of p [...]

    3. Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend Eloquent writing and the talented vocal work of narrator Simon Jones make this brief account of one of the greatest known editors of the OED and his longtime collaborator a man who conducted his research from the confines of an asylum a fascinating read listen.

    4. People tend to juxtapose the idea of reading the dictionary with other activities as a means of underscoring how incredibly uninteresting and undesirable those other activities are For example I have to interact with Sean today UGH I d much rather read the dictionary This is an effective comparison for good reason Look, I love words as much as the next guy, but even I find reading the dictionary only slightly fun than reading the phone book What s a phone book ask all the millennials simultaneo [...]

    5. Professor James Murray was one of the primary editors of the Oxford English Dictionary OED Dr Chester Minor, was one of the primary contributors to the massive project But Murray did not know that Minor was an inmate in an insane asylum Simon Winchester image from Andersons Bookshop The book tells their separate stories, how Murray rose to the prominence necessary to land this major position, how Minor emerged from a troubled, if well to do youth to commit a heinous and addled murder in London, [...]

    6. A man goes insane, shoots another man to death and then helps write one of the first complete dictionaries What an odd way to enter the academic world And believe it or not, those aren t even spoilers Simon Winchester gives us all that right in the title of his surprisingly riveting read The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary.The idea of reading a book on the creation of a dictionary only sounded mildly interesting In the hands of [...]

    7. Onvan The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Nevisande Simon Winchester ISBN 60839783 ISBN13 9780060839789 Dar 242 Safhe Saal e Chap 1998

    8. If you know me personally or almost personally, then you should be aware that I am quite mad I have a heavy obsession with the alphabet, with inventing bizarre systems that rule just about anything in my life and catalouging things It is quite obvious that a book about a lunatic and creating Oxford English Dictionary would be a winner with me And it was.However, it wasn t perfect Winchester performed some weird narrative experiments For example, he started off with a really exciting scene, then [...]

    9. This is a perfect example of a book that I wish had been written by David McCullough I gave it three stars based primarily on potential the story itself was very interesting the writing was like 2 stars I cannot believe this man has been able to make his living as a writer on two continents His main problem was being redundant, giving the general impression that his target audience was not too bright fifth graders I don t need every little coincidence and connection pointed out 5 times He also [...]

    10. I have been meaning to read this book for years I couldn t even tell you when I first saw it or heard about it and thought it would be a good idea to read Then I saw a copy in a bookshop that was going cheap and bought it on my way to my mother s place I showed it to her and then lent it to her She told me she enjoyed it so that made me keen to read it too That was a couple of years ago as you see, I was in no rush I think mum even lent it to my sister to read This was a remarkable book It might [...]

    11. Calling all bibliophiles Have you ever wondered how that magnificent beast, the 20 volume Oxford English Dictionary OED , came into being Well, this is the book for you.Simon Winchester weaves together the story of two men in Victorian England one was Professor James Murray, who was editing what was to become the definitive work on the English language the other was William Chester Minor, who had committed murder and was living in a lunatic asylum Both men had a love of words, and because the mu [...]

    12. Broadmoor Description Hidden within the rituals of the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary is a fascinating mystery Professor James Murray was the distinguished editor of the OED project Dr William Chester Minor, an American surgeon who had served in the Civil War, was one of the most prolific contributors to the dictionary, sending thousands of neat, hand written quotations from his home After numerous refusals from Minor to visit his home in Oxford, Murray set out to find him It was then [...]

    13. This book has been on my to read list for some time, and I had a few preconceived ideas that turned out to be wrong For instance, I had assumed that the madman would have been someone psychotically insane, the type of man that you would pass in the street and cross to the other side, since he would be unkempt and smelly and gibbering nonsense to unseen companions As it turns out, the madman was an American doctor, educated at Yale, who was a surgeon and former Army officer He apparently suffered [...]

    14. I can t believe people get paid to write books like this I m surprised it s not twice as long, since he employs half a dozen methods to inflate the page count The actual story itself is fascinating, absolutely But the writing was all fluffy excited repetitious drama, full of egoistic awe of one s own flair for understanding what these people must have felt and thought It was a manipulative sham of a book You know those History Channel shows where they set up this big mystery and get all dramatic [...]

    15. Moderately entertaining and a good story Since this well to do prisoner was allowed an extensive library and wide ranging access to books, it is interesting how the influence of class extended into the Victorian prison system.Books like this, recognisable because they have a shortish title followed by a long explanatory subtitle, seem to have become a well established part of the UK non fiction scene On the whole, and this book is no exception, I m left with the feeling that there is a good essa [...]

    16. William Shakespeare 1564 1616 had no English dictionary to reference when he wrote his 38 plays, sonnets and poems Until Samuel Johnson, an English writer and lexicographer, compiled A Dictionary of the English Language the English speaking people had few concise or friendly dictionaries to refer to for definitions and or spellings Johnson s volume took nine years to complete and was published in 1755 with a total of 42,773 words defined and it weighed about 22 pounds Johnson s was the go to dic [...]

    17. I procrastinated writing this review because I couldn t make up my mind how many stars to award this book The intriguing story and strong prose were overwhelmed by lack of citation, rampant speculation, and the egregiously clumsy literary device underlying the central relationship of the two protagonists Winchester built up this great mystery about Dr Minor, the reclusive contributor to Prof Murray s editorial efforts, culminating in the exciting revelation about Minor s circumstances, then bam [...]

    18. I chose this book since so many of my friends highly recommended it, but to be honest I was a little hesitant I couldn t figure out what could be so interesting about the compilation of a dictionary Simon Winchester, the author and also narrator of the audiobook, chooses just the right details As you read or listen you drawn into the complexity involved in the Oxford English Dictionary s making You learn why it was needed, you learn how it differed from previous dictionaries, you learn about the [...]

    19. I read this under its original title The Surgeon of Crowthorne It s a memorable book and on my list to re read According to , its title was changed to The Professor and the Madman for the US market A journalist with three decades of experience, and the author of a dozen travel inspired books, Winchester s initial proposal to write a book about an obscure lexicographer met with rejection Only when Harper Collins editor Larry Ashmead read the proposal and championed the book did Winchester pursue [...]

    20. This is the first pick of the 2016 17 season for my in person book club I had started it once before but it never really compelled me to pick it up and keep reading As someone who teaches about research, I am actually quite intrigued by the history of how great reference works like the Oxford English Dictionary were put together, but I suspect that the author is making out of the story of the primary editor and one contributor, a story that doesn t quite fill a book yet he makes it do so I thin [...]

    21. What should have been an interesting story somehow made tediously dull I got around half way through, then skimmed to the end I thought I d love this, since I enjoy finding curious new words and discovering their origins.I was all set for my journey into lexicography, with dictionary at the ready However, the tone of the writing and the unnecessary peppering of the text with words even Stephen Fry uses only on special occasions does not convey a love of language, it s just irritating smart arser [...]

    22. this book is pretentious I guess if you have to write a book about the OED, it has to be written in a really pretentious, loquacious manner with lots of stupid words like loquacious that being said, it is an interesting story.

    23. I JUST WROTE A LONG EFFING REVIEW ABOUT WHY THIS WAS A TERRIBLE BOOK AND FREAKING DELETED IT BECAUSE I CLICKED OUTSIDE THE STUPID REVIEW SQUARE WHILE TRYING TO RING UP A CUSTOMER I CAN T REPRODUCE IT SO HERE ARE THE BULLET POINTS Winchester has zero grasp of psychology He may be worse than Freud himself, and that s saying something Winchester went so far as to suggest that Dr Minor the titular madman could have avoided becoming schizophrenic if he d just fucked his girlfriend as a teenager Not e [...]

    24. Saya sampai lupa dimana buku ini dibeli, sempat mengintip review dari teman GRI, saya baca reviewnya Pak Tanzil, dan memutuskan membaca buku ini Saya salah Tadinya saya mengira buku ini adalah novel, ternyata buku ini adalah semacam pengantar pada suatu kisah besar penciptaan kamus yang dianggap termashyur abad ini, yaitu The Oxford English Dictionary OED.Ditulis oleh Simon Winchester, Ia lahir di London Utara pada 28 September 1944, terlahir sebagai anak tunggal Bernard and Andr e Winchester n [...]

    25. Something kept drawing me to this book, but I had initially shied away due to the and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary part of the title I had no interest in reading about the making of a dictionary To my surprise, it was extremely interesting There wasn t a dull moment in this book It was full of interesting tidbits about words history and the amazing 50 year process of making such a comprehensive work of literature as the Oxford English Dictionary It also gave an amazing in depth lo [...]

    26. The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary is an exploration of the lives of two men and countless other anonymous volunteers who meticulously crafted the Oxford English Dictionary a dictionary to this day remains the authority on the English language This historical enquiry covers a broad scope We follow the life of a Dr William Chester Minor, from his youth to his time in a lunatic asylum for the criminally insane We meet Sir James M [...]

    27. I absolutely loved this book The fundamental story was really interesting and consistently kept me excited about reading the next page It is basically about the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary OED and specifically two of the key players in that venture James Murray the Scottish editor working in England and W C Minor the American contributor living in an English insane asylum It doesn t pretend to tell the full story of the OED, but it does give a really good feel for what the project [...]

    28. The fascinating and poignant story of the Oxford English Dictionary and two similar, yet very different in circumstance, men whose lives would likely never have crossed except for their work on the OED Although I had heard the story of the lunatic American doctor who contributed reams of information for the OED, I still found myself riveted to the sad story and occasional salacious detail in my opinion As a word geek myself, I have a love hate affair with dictionaries and yes, there are times wh [...]

    29. It was the chance to learn about the history behind the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary OED that attracted me to this book I am not sure I have ever used the OED or if I have I do not remember noting its unique characteristics The quite novel approach that was used to collect the examples of word use was such an obvious solution in an age without computers but that made my surprise all the enjoyable Taking 70 years to complete the overall effort with individuals dedicating the better [...]

    30. I love intellectual history and books about books I am increasingly taken with the 19th century and the British gentlemen scholars who on the wings of Empire conducted their research independently of academic institutions and the need to generate an income And, I won t go into my long standing interests in madness and etymology although not necessarily in combination The Professor and the Madman weaves together all of these themes in a book that unfortunately never becomes than a mildly enterta [...]

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