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December's book is " The Professor and the Madman" by Simon Winchester
Join us in December to discuss, "The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary" by Simon Winchester. From Amazon: Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary 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.

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This is a group for people who want to get together to discuss interesting books of non-fiction that may spark further dialogue. All topics open, only requirement is to read the chosen book with an open mind, and be willing to discuss it thoughtfully with others.

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