Thu April 2, 2009
"The Man Who Made Lists" --- and the man behind Roget's Thesaurus.
By Rich Fisher
Tulsa, Oklahoma – On today's show, which first aired last year, we speak with Joshua Kendall, the author of a wonderful new biography of Peter Mark Roget, the man who created Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (first published in 1852 in London). The book is called "The Man Who Made Lists" --- and it's newly available in paperback. As we learn on today's show, Roget was a rare and gifted hybrid of the scientist and the literary scholar, of the record-keeper and the wordsmith.