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How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

by Mortimer J. Adler Author · Charles Van Doren Author

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How to Read a Book, first published in 1940, is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader—a living classic. Now it has been completely rewritten and updated.

This book will teach you about the various levels of reading and how to achieve them, from elementary reading and systematic skimming to inspectional reading and speed reading. Learn how to pigeonhole a book, x-ray it, extract the author's message, and criticize. The authors offer different reading techniques for various types of books, and finally, a recommended reading list and reading tests for measuring your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2010

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 424.3 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 424.2 MB

Charles Van Doren (Author)

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, wh...

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Mortimer J. Adler (Author)

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 honor...

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