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ISBN: 0671212095 / ISBN-13: 9780671212094

How to Read a Book

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No one reads all kinds of books the same way. 'How to Read a Book' is a guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. The author provides ... Show synopsis

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  • How to Read a Book (Touchstone Books) – Trade paperback (1972)
    by Mortimer Jerome Adler (Preface by), Charles Van Doren

    How to Read a Book

    Trade paperback, Touchstone Books
    1972
    English
    Revised and Updated ed.
    426 pages

    ISBN: 0671212095
    ISBN-13: 9780671212094

    "How to Read a Book, " originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a "living" classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader. And now it has been completely rewritten and updated. You are told about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them -- from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading, you learn how to pigeonhole a book, X-ray it, extract the author's message, criticize. You are taught the ... Show more

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Reviews of How to Read a Book

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Eos3011

Paradox resolved

by Eos3011 on Nov 3, 2011

It is a paradox that one not knowing how to read a book could not start reading this book. Those of us who can read a book find here that there is more to such reading than we had imagined. Two kinds of reading are possible, integral and "syntopic" (sic), that is, reading a single book analytically ... More

TW

Terrific Book

by TW on Feb 3, 2011

Excellent for any reader...students especially. Old timers can also benefit. Part of our home school curriculum. More

Judle

chock full

by Judle on Feb 4, 2010

This book is chock full of helpful insights to reading and getting the most out of various types of books. Worth the effort. More

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