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How to Read a Book by [Charles Van Doren, Mortimer J. Adler]

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How to Read a Book Revised and Updated ed. Edition, Kindle Edition

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''It shows concretely how the serious work of proper reading may be accomplished and how much it may yield in the way of instruction and delight.'' --New Yorker

''This newly revised classic guide to reading comprehension for the general reader offers various techniques for improving and measuring your progress in reading skill, comprehension, and speed.'' --New Yorker

''Packed full of high matters which no one solicitous of the future of American culture can afford to over-look.'' --Jacques Barzun, scholar and historian

''This newly revised classic guide to reading comprehension for the general reader offers various techniques for improving and measuring your progress in reading skill, comprehension, and speed.'' --New Yorker

''Packed full of high matters which no one solicitous of the future of American culture can afford to over-look.'' --Jacques Barzun, scholar and historian --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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MORTIMER J. ADLER (1902-2001), an American philosopher, educator, and popular author, served as the chairman of Encyclopaedia Britannica's board of editors, was the founder and director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, and was an honorary trustee and founder of the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. He authored the well-known How to Read a Book and the intellectual autobiography Philosopher at Large and was coeditor, with Charles Van Doren, of Great Treasury of Western Thought, declared the Reference Book of 1977 by the American Library Association.

CHARLES VAN DOREN is an American intellectual, writer, and editor. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, and went on to earn a master's in astrophysics and a doctorate in English from Columbia University, where he later taught English. He is also the author of A History of Knowledge. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004PYDAPE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Touchstone; Revised and Updated ed. edition (10 May 2011)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2332 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 449 pages
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