Noah Webster (NO-uh WEB-stur): (1) See “obsessive compulsive;” (2) See 1.

Joshua Kendall has written a fine new biography of Noah Webster, that obsessive compulsive hunter and gatherer of information and compiler of obscure information. I’ve got lots more to say about it, but if you wanna know more, don’t look here; instead, check out my review at the Washington Independent Review of Books.

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