How to Read a Book Book
Score: 4
From 75 Ratings

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 1439144834

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How to Read a Book Book Description :

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.

How to Speak How to Listen Book
Score: 3
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How to Speak How to Listen


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-04-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439104897

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How to Speak How to Listen Book Description :

Practical information for learning how to speak and listen more effectively. With over half a million copies in print of his “living classic” How to Read a Book in print, intellectual, philosopher, and academic Mortimer J. Adler set out to write an accompanying volume on speaking and listening, offering the impressive depth of knowledge and accessible panache that distinguished his first book. In How to Speak How to Listen, Adler explains the fundamental principles of communicating through speech, with sections on such specialized presentations as the sales talk, the lecture, and question-and-answer sessions and advice on effective listening and learning by discussion.

Aristotle for Everybody Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

Aristotle for Everybody


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-06-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1439104913

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Aristotle for Everybody Book Description :

Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. Aristotle (384 - 322 B.C.) taught logic to Alexander the Great and, by virtue of his philosophical works, to every philosopher since, from Marcus Aurelius, to Thomas Aquinas, to Mortimer J. Adler. Now Adler instructs the world in the "uncommon common sense" of Aristotelian logic, presenting Aristotle's understandings in a current, delightfully lucid way. He brings Aristotle's work to an everyday level. By encouraging readers to think philosophically, Adler offers us a unique path to personal insights and understanding of intangibles, such as the difference between wants and needs, the proper way to pursue happiness, and the right plan for a good life.

How to Think about the Great Ideas Book

How to Think about the Great Ideas


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2010-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781458720061

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How to Think about the Great Ideas Book Description :

Time magazine called Mortimer J. Adler a "philosopher for everyman." In this guide to considering the big questions, Adler addresses the topics all men and women ponder in the course of life, such as "What is love?," "How do we decide the right thing to do?," and, "What does it mean to be good?" Drawing on his extensive knowledge of Western literature, history, and philosophy, the author considers what is meant by democracy, law, emotion, language, truth, and other abstract concepts in light of more than two millennia of Western civilization and discourse. Adler's essays offer a remarkable and contemplative distillation of the Great Ideas of Western Thought.

How to Read a Book Book
Score: 4
From 34 Ratings

How to Read a Book


  • Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
  • Publisher : Paw Prints
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 1439510261

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How to Read a Book Book Description :

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works

How to Read a Page Book

How to Read a Page


  • Author : I. A. Richards
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 0758146299

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A Guidebook to Learning Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

A Guidebook to Learning


  • Author : Mortimer Jerome Adler
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010615261

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A Guidebook to Learning Book Description :

A systematic approach to lifelong learning interconnects disciplines and ideas, explains the shortcomings of specialization, shows how to assimilate information and knowledge into understanding and wisdom, and offers a defense of the liberal arts.

Ten Philosophical Mistakes Book
Score: 4.5
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Ten Philosophical Mistakes


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-04-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439105061

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Ten Philosophical Mistakes Book Description :

An illuminating critique of modern thought from America's "Philosopher for Everyman" (Time). Ten Philosophical Mistakes examines ten errors in modern thought and shows how they have led to serious consequences in our everyday lives. It teaches how they came about, how to avoid them, and how to counter their negative effects.

Six Great Ideas Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Six Great Ideas


  • Author : Mortimer J. Adler
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-12-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439104927

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Six Great Ideas Book Description :

This enlightening study is the result of group discussions at Dr. Adler's annual seminar in Aspen, Colorado, and conversations between Dr. Adler and Bill moyers filmed for public television. Each summer, Mortimer J. Adler conducts a seminar at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. At the 1981 seminar, leaders from the worlds of business, literature, education, and the arts joined him in an in-depth consideration of the six great ideas that are the subject of this book: Truth, Goodness, and Beauty - the ideas we judge by; and Liberty, Equality and Justice - the ideas we act on. The group discussions and conversations between Dr. Adler and journalist Bill Moyers were filmed for broadcast on public television, and thousands of people followed their exploration of these important ideas. Discarding the out-worn and off-putting jargon of academia, Dr. Adler dispels the myth that philosophy is the exclusive province of the specialist. He argues that "philosophy is everybody's business," and that a better understanding of these fundamental concepts is essential if we are to cope with the political, moral, and social issues that confront us daily.

10 Days to Faster Reading Book
Score: 3
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10 Days to Faster Reading


  • Author : The Princeton Language Institute
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001-07-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0446676675

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10 Days to Faster Reading Book Description :

Jump-Start Your Reading Skills! Speed reading used to require months of training. Now you can rev up your reading in just a few minutes a day. With quizzes to determine your present reading level and exercises to introduce new skills quickly, 10 Days to Faster Reading will improve your reading comprehension and speed as it shows you how to: * Break the Bad Habits That Slow You Down * Develop Your Powers of Concentration * Cut Your Reading Time in Half * Use Proven, Specially Designed Reading Techniques * Boost the Power of Your Peripheral Vision * Learn How to Scan and Skim a Written Report ...And All in 10 Days!