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Join the Utah State Library and the Utah State Library for the Blind in a live online book group discussion of The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester.

For Library for the Blind users, it is available through the KLAS online catalog on Digital Book: DB 46906, Cassette: RC 46906, Braille: BR 11743 or Large Print: LP 11404. Call the Library for the Blind for assistance: 801-715-6789 or  800-662-5540.

For public library users, it is available in USL’s Book Buzz collection. Go through Interlibrary Loan to obtain copies. It is also available on eBook through OverDrive

Description: An account of the unusual circumstances leading to the friendship between the Oxford English Dictionary’s editor, Dr. James Murray, and one of its most prolific contributors, Dr. W.C. Minor, an American criminal. Relates the details of Dr. Minor’s crime and its aftermath and how he first began his correspondence with Dr. Murray.

Register now for the Online Book Discussion: The Professor and the MadmanThe Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
By Simon Winchester
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Where: Online / Telephone

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For more information contact:

Paula Stuart
Readers Advisor Librarian
Phone Number (801) 715-6757 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address pstuart@utah.gov