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The Torchlight List

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This witty, clever, mind-expanding and original book is destined to become a classic. A professor for over 40 years, Jim Flynn found fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. Flynn begins by offering five novels he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change your life.
The Torchlight List
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This witty, clever, mind-expanding and original book is destined to become a classic. A professor for over 40 years, Jim Flynn found fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he gave them lists. This inspired him to create the definitive list: books so wonderful to read, and so revealing about times and places, that they make learning enjoyable and effortless. The title is in honour of the author's 'uneducated' Irish-American family, who made him love reading - including an uncle who, while an able seaman in World War I, read by torchlight on board ship. Flynn begins by offering five novels he believes will convince anyone to make reading a habit, including one that will change your life.
Jim Flynn is Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Otago, an Honorary Doctor of Science, recipient of a Gold Medal for Distinguished Career Research, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has been profiled in Scientific American for his research on human intelligence, and is the author of How to Defend Humane Ideals (2000), What is Intelligence? (2007), and Where Have All the Liberals Gone? (2008).
"A masterful book that will influence thinking about intelligence for many years to come." --Robert J. Sternberg, "Psyc Critiques" on "What is Intelligence?"
Publisher
Awa Press
Year
2010
ISBN-10
0958291691
ISBN-13
9780958291699
Format
Paperback
Imprint
Awa Press
Subtitle
Around the World in 200 Books
Place of Publication
Wellington
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Pages
200
Short Title
TORCHLIGHT LIST
Language
English
Media
Book
DEWEY
011.73
Author
Jim Flynn
Publication Date
2010-08-30
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