The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 0060839783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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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 began in 1857, it 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 more 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. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman “is the linguistic detective story of the decade.” (William Safire, New York Times Magazine) This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the ...

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061807602

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 650

A New York Times Notable Book The Professor and the Madman 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 making of the OED was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman “is the linguistic detective story of the decade.” (William Safire, New York Times Magazine) This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Professor Challenger Chronicles A Collection of Works

The Professor Challenger Chronicles  A Collection of Works

But you'll need to hold your gun straight in South America, for, unless our friend the Professor is a madman or a liar, we may see some queer things before we get back. What gun have you?” He crossed to an oaken cupboard, ...

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473360563

Category: Fiction

Page: 754

View: 339

These early works by Arthur Conan Doyle were originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing them with a brand new introductory biography as part of our Professor Challenger series. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859. It was between 1876 and 1881, while studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, that he began writing short stories, and his first piece was published in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20. In 1887, Conan Doyle's first significant work, A Study in Scarlet, appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual. It featured the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes, the protagonist who was to eventually make Conan Doyle's reputation. A prolific writer, Conan Doyle continued to produce a range of fictional works over the following years. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Fiction

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman A Tale of Murder Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Summary and Analysis of The Professor and the Madman  A Tale of Murder  Insanity  and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

This short summary and analysis of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance ...

Author: Worth Books

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504044233

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 30

View: 599

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Professor and the Madman tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Winchester’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester: Simon Winchester’s The Professor and the Madman is the remarkable tale of two Victorian-era scholars, the English language, and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Recounting the unlikely bond between a criminally insane American Civil War veteran and the renowned Scottish editor of the OED, the enchanting story of their relationship illuminates the decades of the dictionary’s compilation—from A to Z. Wittily eloquent and historically incisive, The Professor and the Madman is the portrait of a friendship and, by extension, of the greatest dictionary ever created in the English language. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Did We Create God

Did We Create God

Apart from the first kids whom the politicians in the village used to make the professor appear mad, the other ones who joined in truly saw the professor as a madman. The entire village, particularly those who did not understand his ...

Author: Joachim Onyeakor

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477136973

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 130

The author believes that the religious arena has turned into a market place hence anyone can buy God and religious institutions can also canvass for membership to increase their sales. He expresses his dismay at most religions of the world and their levels of hypocrisy, particularly within the Pentecostal Christian community that is fragmenting into untold numbers and has turned into a tool of fraud and deceit; selling God, selling salvation, selling false dreams and false hopes; deploying stage- managed miracles as catch tools and also as tools of mind slavery. He is not comfortable with suicide bombers within the Islamic community who erroneously claim that such extreme level of ugliness will lead them into heaven. He says that the ways religious institutions are conducting themselves lately; we no longer know who created who; whether God created Man or Man created him for a purpose. According to the Christian Bible, Christ did say do unto others as you will have them do unto you; love one another hence the Author begs to know whether others and one another according to Christ mean all races and religious faiths since those golden rules are not being applied by those who told us about Christ. In the name of Capitalism and Materialism, Man has almost turned into a base animal hence making this earth look like a jungle where no rules apply and where conscience and love no more have a place. We live in times when Man create diseases and create their cures. The author believes that since most people especially Africans believe in the Bible information and Bible stories, and the Bible has it that the Pharaohs of Africa did enslave the Israelites in the past, then colonialism and slavery may be human nature and a form of revenge which one must also strive to resist. Colonialism seems to be a form of ugliness just like Apartheid, forceful dominance, slavery and other forms of Mans oppressions and inhumanity against fellow Man which happens from time to time in human history which humanity must also fight to outlive. The author disagrees with the notion that God chooses some people to rule over others, hence he believes that people choose themselves. According to the Christian Bible, Christ did say to his disciples that, greater things shall they do in his name, hence it is time that the so called Christian anointed men of God who are performing miracles only on church stages also walk on water for all to see. Unfortunately, the continent of Africa where it is said that civilization began, has more churches than factories yet the continent has failed to develop.
Categories: Religion

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three Volume Set Print

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three Volume Set  Print

In any case, many times during this project I could not tell if I was the professor or the madman. So, how does one go about building an encyclopedia? The process started in January 2007 with the formation of my Editorial Advisory Board ...

Author: Phillip A. Laplante

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351249263

Category: Computers

Page: 1522

View: 803

Software engineering requires specialized knowledge of a broad spectrum of topics, including the construction of software and the platforms, applications, and environments in which the software operates as well as an understanding of the people who build and use the software. Offering an authoritative perspective, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering cover the entire multidisciplinary scope of this important field. More than 200 expert contributors and reviewers from industry and academia across 21 countries provide easy-to-read entries that cover software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, quality control, and software engineering management tools and methods. Editor Phillip A. Laplante uses the most universally recognized definition of the areas of relevance to software engineering, the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®), as a template for organizing the material. Also available in an electronic format, this encyclopedia supplies software engineering students, IT professionals, researchers, managers, and scholars with unrivaled coverage of the topics that encompass this ever-changing field. Also Available Online This Taylor & Francis encyclopedia is also available through online subscription, offering a variety of extra benefits for researchers, students, and librarians, including: Citation tracking and alerts Active reference linking Saved searches and marked lists HTML and PDF format options Contact Taylor and Francis for more information or to inquire about subscription options and print/online combination packages. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367; (E-mail) [email protected] International: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062; (E-mail) [email protected]
Categories: Computers

Indexes

Indexes

... but is inverted in an indented index for easier alphabetic scanning. Professor and the Madman, The (Win- chester), 209–11 Winchester, Simon Pacific, 190–95 Winchester, Simon: Pacific, 190–95; The Professor and the Madman, ...

Author: The University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226524993

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 731

Preparing an index for a book or other type of publication is a specialized skill. This volume presents the chapter from The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition devoted to best practices for preparing and editing indexes as well as current standards for style and format of indexes. Thoroughly updated, it is an indispensable guide for anyone involved in preparing an index.
Categories: Reference

Indexes

Indexes

Professor and the Madman, The (Winchester), 209–11 Winchester, Simon: Pacific Rising, 190–95; The Professor and the Madman, 209–11; The River at the Center of the World, 211–15 Winchester, Simon Pacific Rising, 190–95 Professor and the ...

Author: University of Chicago Press Staff

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226836157

Category: Reference

Page: 64

View: 610

This volume contains all the material from The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition that relates to indexes and the work of indexing. Thoroughly updated to reflect current accepted practices, it is an indispensable guide for anyone preparing an index.
Categories: Reference

The Madman of Freedom Square

The Madman of Freedom Square

Perhaps I thought at those moments of what the Professor hadsaid about the correlation betweenspeed and the imminence of death. ... Then threemadmen laid into me and beatmeto a pulp, until a darkness again descended.

Author: Hassan Blasim

Publisher: Comma Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 619

**Long-Listed for the 2010 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize** From hostage-video makers in Baghdad, to human trafficking in the forests of Serbia, institutionalised paranoia in the Saddam years, to the nightmares of an exile trying to embrace a new life in Amsterdam... Blasim’s stories present an uncompromising view of the West's relationship with Iraq, spanning over twenty years and taking in everything from the Iran-Iraq War through to the Occupation, as well as offering a haunting critique of the post-war refugee experience. Blending allegory with historical realism, and subverting readers’ expectations in an unflinching comedy of the macabre, these stories manage to be both phantasmagoric and shockingly real, light in touch yet steeped in personal nightmare. For all their despair and darkness, though, what lingers more than the haunting images of war, or the insanity of those who would benefit from it, is the spirit of defiance, the indefatigable courage of those few characters keeping faith with what remains of human intelligence. Together these stories represent the first major literary work about the war from an Iraqi perspective. 'Perhaps the best writer of Arabic fiction alive...' – The Guardian, 12 Jun 10.
Categories: Fiction