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How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler

How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

by Mortimer J. Adler

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Unabridged Edition
Running Time
15 Hrs. 45 Min.
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How to Read a Book, first published in 1940, is now a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best, most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, now 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 different reading techniques for reading practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, and philosophy and social science.

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