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The Joy of Reading: 210 Favorite Books, Plays, Poems, Essays, Etc. What's in Them, Why Read Them Hardcover – 1 Nov 1985

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HASH(0x8c98d00c) out of 5 stars Great survey of literature 28 Dec. 2002
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I compiled my own reading list after reading this book, and so far have found Van Doren's opinions to be right on the money. Everything he's recommended has been worth the time I invested. It is also a great way to get some diversity in learning. Most of us raised in the US don't really get a first-rate liberal education- Van Doren's book offers a way to do it on your own. I highly recommend it for anyone who really wants to broaden their horizens.
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HASH(0x8c98d18c) out of 5 stars Delightful... 28 Aug. 2002
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A warm survey of many classic texts and why each are worth reading. I enjoyed it very much.
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