January 18 Birthday: THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS. Peter Mark Roget

Peter Mark Roget, physician, lexicographer

b. January 18, 1779

d. September 12, 1869

THE RIGHT WORD: ROGET AND HIS THESAURUS

(Eerdmans, 2014)

Overview

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best

companions — and it wasn’t long before Peter began writing his own

book. But he didn’t write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love

for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the

right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew,

eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all

time.

Readers of all ages will marvel

at Roget’s life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed

illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the

power of words.

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