Books: Brilliance on Darkness

How TO READ A BOOK—Morfimer J.

Adler—Simon and Schuster ($2.50).

Mortimer Jerome Adler never graduated from high school. He never got a B.A. degree. In 1917, when he was 15, he quit high school in Manhattan because the principal had taken pardonable annoyance at Adler's efforts to run the school as well as the school paper. After two years on the New York Sun, Adler went to Columbia, finished the four-year course in three as top man in his class. At that time a graduate of Columbia had to be able to swim. Adler neither...

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