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Narrative Nonfiction Book Club

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

MARCH’S BOOK SELECTION: “The Professor and the Madman” by Simon Winchester

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.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk for this independent book club.

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Date:
March 20
Time:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Venue

Terryville Public Library
238 Main Street
Terryville, CT 06786 United States
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Phone
8605823121