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THE MAN WHO MADE LISTS: Love, Death, Madness, and the Creation of Roget's Thesaurus

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Freelance journalist Kendall does his best to jazz up the quiet life of the English polymath who turned finding the right word into a science.Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) lost his father when he was four years old, and his mother soon began to display signs of the mental instability that afflicted many of her relatives. Growing up with an anxious, smothering parent, Roget took early refuge in ... Read full review

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