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Be Aware!, 27 April 2011
If you have searched on Amazon for "The Pyramid Principle" be aware that there are 2 books:
This one; The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking written in 1985. Pearson published it in 1987, for sale only outside the US. They had first dibs on the second book but turned it down. Then, when the second book became popular, they gussied up the exhibits on the first book and slapped a current date on it. But it is still the 1985 edition.
The one you actually want; The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing, Thinking and Problem Solving. First published in 1996, it is 12 chapters and three appendices vs 9 chapters and 1 appendix and the examples are a bit more up to date.
It wasn't apparent from the information on Amazon that there are 2 versions of the book but having now seen them both I regret purchasing this one (the Pearson / FT Prentice Hall edition). Do yourself a favour and buy the correct version. If you write reports of any kind you'll find it very helpful.