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How to Read a Book - by Mortimer J Adler & Charles Van Doren (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 448

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Touchstone Books

Author: Mortimer J Adler & Charles Van Doren

Language: English

Street Date: September 30, 2014
TCIN: 53757974
UPC: 9781476790152
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-6450


With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material.

A CNN Book of the Week: "Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done." -Farheed Zakaria

Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them--from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to "judge a book by its cover," and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author's message from the text.

Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works.

Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

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