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The man who made lists : love, death, madness, and the creation of Roget's Thesaurus

Author: Joshua C Kendall; Stephen Hoye
Publisher: [S.l.] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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"From a young age, Peter Mark Roget--polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado--longed for order in his chaotic world. His father's premature death and the mental illness of his mother and sister threatened to plunge him into the darkness of his own madness. And so, at the age of eight, he started making lists. From the heavenly bodies to animals, vegetables, and minerals. Despite hardships, Roget Roget lived a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Peter Mark Roget; Peter Mark Roget
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua C Kendall; Stephen Hoye
ISBN: 1400106532 : 9781400106530
OCLC Number: 223868601
Notes: Compact discs.
Duration: 9:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Stephen Hoye.
Description: 7 sound discs (9 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Joshua Kendall.

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"From a young age, Peter Mark Roget--polymath, eccentric, synonym aficionado--longed for order in his chaotic world. His father's premature death and the mental illness of his mother and sister threatened to plunge him into the darkness of his own madness. And so, at the age of eight, he started making lists. From the heavenly bodies to animals, vegetables, and minerals. Despite hardships, Roget Roget lived a colorful life, full of unexpected twists and discoveries: he narrowly avoided jail in Napoleon's France, assisted famed physician Thomas Beddoes by personally testing the effects of laughting gas, invented the slide rule, and of course, brought life to the book that would become synonymous with synonyms"--Container.

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