Book Cover of The Meaning of Everything: The STory of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
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The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary

Writing with marvelous brio, Winchester first serves up a lightning history of the English language–“so vast, so sprawling, so wonderfully unwieldy”–and pays homage to the great dictionary makers, from “the irredeemably famous” Samuel Johnson to the “short, pale, smug and boastful” schoolmaster from New Hartford, Noah Webster. […Learn More]