National Geographic : 1920 Nov
Just 15 Minutes a Day HERE are two men of equal position and business income. Which of them repre sents you? They read about the same number of hours each week. But one has no plan for his reading; at the end of the year he has little or nothing to show. The other talks like a man who has traveled widely, though he has never been outside of the United States. He knows something of Science, though he had to stop school at fifteen. He is at home with His tory, and the best biographies, and the really great dramas and essays. Older men like to talk to him because he has somehow gained the rare gift of thinking clearly and talking interestingly. What's the secret of his mental growth ? How can a man in a few minutes of pleasant reading each day gain so much. Dr. Charles W. Eliot, from his lifetime of reading, study and teaching, forty years of it as president of Harvard Send for this free booklet that gives Dr. Eliot's own plan of reading P. F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY Publishers of Good Books Since 1875 Branches and Representatives Everywhere New York University, has answered that question in a free booklet that you can have for the asking. In it are described the contents, plan and purpose of Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf of Books The pleasant path to a liberal education EVERY well-informed man and woman should at least know something about this famous library. The free book tells about it-how Dr. Eliot has put into his Five Foot Shelf "the essentials of a liberal education," how he has so arranged it that even "fifteen minutes a day" is enough, how in pleasant moments of spare time, by using the reading courses Dr. Eliot has provided for you, you can get the knowledge of literature and life, the culture, the broad viewpoint that every University strives to give. "For me," wrote one man who had sent in the coupon, "your little free book meant a big step forward, and it showed me besides the way to a vast new world of pleasure." Think of it. The satisfaction of being a marked man or woman in any company. And all for a few minutes of pleasant reading each day. This is the promise of the Five Foot Shelf. Two hun dred thousand Americans have proved that promise; they have tested the value of Dr. Eliot's guidance. r. .. . - - - - - ... .. . . - 1 I I P. F. Collier & Son Company, 416 West 13th Street, New York: I Mail me the 32-page Free Book, "Fifteen S Minutes a Day," telling about the Five I S Foot Shelf of Books and containing the two valuable articles by Dr. Eliot and S Hamilton Wright Mabie, on what and I / how to read for a liberal education. I I * Name-----------. .. .. . .. -------- --------- I I - Address -_--------------------- I S-------- ----------------------------------- 1 i N.G . 11-20o I -im mmi-i--m imi m- But it will mean a tre mendous difference in their positions and earning power fifteen years from now.