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The Priceless Gift of a Rich Cultural Education

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The Priceless Gift is your invitation to savor the matchless pleasures of art and music, of mathematics, science and philosophy, of history and literature, in the company of a man who loves them as his best friends.

This book is a description of one man's education. It has been written to help you develop, on your own, a plan of personal culture, of self-ed
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hardcover, 343 pages
Published 1960 by Simon and Schuster
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Norm
Dec 24, 2015 Norm rated it it was amazing
I discovered this book about 30 years ago, while browsing the "self-education" books of my local library and if I had to choose the single, most influential book I've ever read, this would be my choice. I've lost count of how many times I've read it. I got to the point where, instead of constantly renewing, then returning, then borrowing it again, from the library, I ended up photo-copying most of the book, so I could re-read each section, over and over, underlining and making notes along the ...more
Mohamed
Jul 28, 2013 Mohamed rated it it was amazing
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One of the most affecting books I have ever read in my whole life. No book as ever given an insight into self developing like this book.

I read in arabic and I still own the same copy I read since I was a kid, read it several times and still each time feels like the first time.

Cornelius Hirschberg shows you how to make reading a hobby rather than a time killer, in the simplest ways possible, dividing the book into sections according to your interests whether History, Art, Music and so, but if you
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Alan
Jul 09, 2012 Alan rated it really liked it
A good book on self education. The suggested readings our out of date, but I don't know of a current book that is so rich. Talks about an ordinary, busy guy with a small budget, tackling areas of knowledge on his own. Not a snobby, "cultural" book at all.
Colin
Feb 11, 2015 Colin rated it it was amazing
A classic of it's kind, showing how self-education may not make you wealthy but can bring a great deal of reading pleasure and intellectual enjoyment, and can be achieved by people of modest means who could never hope to go to Uni to study subjects like English or History.
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