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How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading (A Touchstone Book) Paperback – 15 Aug 1972

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  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Rev Ed edition (15 Aug. 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671212095
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671212094
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.8 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"These four hundred pages are packed full of high matters which no one solicitous of the future of American culture can afford to overlook." (Jacques Barzun)

"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." (The New Yorker)

"'There is the book; and here is your mind.' Adler and Van Doren's suggestions on how to connect the two will make you nostalgic for a slower, more earnest, less trivial time." (Anne Fadiman)

About the Author

Dr. Mortimer J. Adler was Chairman of the Board of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Director of the Institute for Philosophical Research, Honorary Trustee of the Aspen Institute, and authored more than fifty books. He died in 2001.

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