With half a million copies in printHow 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 Its masterfully done Farheed ZakariaOriginally 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 themfrom 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 authors message from the text Also included is instruction in the different techniues 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 speedWith half a million copies in printHow 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 Its masterfully done Farheed ZakariaOriginally 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 themfrom 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 authors message from the text Also included is instruction in the different techniues 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 speedWith half a million copies in printHow 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 Its masterfully done Farheed ZakariaOriginally 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 themfrom 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 authors message from the text Also included is instruction in the different techniues 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