Charles Van Doren


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in New York, NY, The United States
February 12, 1926

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren is an American intellectual, writer, and editor who was involved in a television quiz show scandal in the 1950s. In 1959 he confessed before the United States Congress that he had been given the correct answers by the producers of the show Twenty One.

Average rating: 4.0 · 14,918 ratings · 1,587 reviews · 19 distinct worksSimilar authors
A History of Knowledge: Pas...

3.94 avg rating — 1,324 ratings — published 1991 — 18 editions
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Joy of Reading

4.15 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1985
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The Lion of Cortona: Volume...

3.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Lion of Cortona: The Re...

3.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Idea of Progress (Conce...

3.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Growing Up in the Great Dep...

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The Lion of Cortona: Volume...

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Letters to Mother

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1959
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Breve historia del saber

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Storia della conoscenza

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“you have to understand in order to disagree.”
Charles van Doren

“Marking a book is literally an expression of your differences or your agreements with the author. It is the highest respect you can pay him.”
Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book

“Every book should be read no more slowly than it deserves, and no more quickly than you can read it with satisfaction and comprehension.”
Charles Van Doren, How to Read a Book

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