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Little Blue Book #1003, How to Think Logically by Leo Markun, Vintage Mini Book, Haldeman-Julius Co. Series

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This listing is for the Little Blue Book #1003 published by Haldeman-Julius Co. in 1926. It is titled, “How to Think Logically,” and written by American author Leo Markun (1901-1932). The chapter titles are: Learning How to Think; and Some Common Forms of Stupidity.

This antique miniature book was one of a series of over 1900 titles published by Haldeman-Julius Co., of Girard, Kansas, between 1919 and 1978. Markun was one of the most prolific writers for the series; contributing 11 of the 24 titles published in 1926 and nearly 50 titles before he took his own life at age 31.

The pocket book is 3.5” x 5” and has 64 pages. All of the pages are intact and the book shows age but very little ware. The color of the book’s cover has faded.
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HISTORY:
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and his wife, Marat, purchased their employer’s publishing house in 1919 and set out to foster ideas of American Socialism through these little blue books. They intended to get the literature, ideas, common knowledge and viewpoints into the hands of the largest audience possible. The books were designed to fit in a back or shirt pocket. They started out as 10-cent versions of classics with expired copy rights that Haldeman-Julius has purchased as a 15 year old. Later, original titles were added that included courses on self-improvement. They utilized the 175,000 addresses from the publishing house to get 5000 initial subscribers to these new books at $5 each for 50 titles to come later. The Little Blue Books were later sold in stores and 300-500 million copies were sold over the series.
This listing is for the Little Blue Book #1003 published by Haldeman-Julius Co. in 1926. It is titled, “How to Think Logically,” and written by American author Leo Markun (1901-1932). The chapter titles are: Learning How to Think; and Some Common Forms of Stupidity.

This antique miniature book was one of a series of over 1900 titles published by Haldeman-Julius Co., of Girard, Kansas, between 1919 and 1978. Markun was one of the most prolific writers for the series; contributing 11 of the 24 titles published in 1926 and nearly 50 titles before he took his own life at age 31.

The pocket book is 3.5” x 5” and has 64 pages. All of the pages are intact and the book shows age but very little ware. The color of the book’s cover has faded.
Add this Little Blue Book to your collection.

HISTORY:
Emanuel Haldeman-Julius and his wife, Marat, purchased their employer’s publishing house in 1919 and set out to foster ideas of American Socialism through these little blue books. They intended to get the literature, ideas, common knowledge and viewpoints into the hands of the largest audience possible. The books were designed to fit in a back or shirt pocket. They started out as 10-cent versions of classics with expired copy rights that Haldeman-Julius has purchased as a 15 year old. Later, original titles were added that included courses on self-improvement. They utilized the 175,000 addresses from the publishing house to get 5000 initial subscribers to these new books at $5 each for 50 titles to come later. The Little Blue Books were later sold in stores and 300-500 million copies were sold over the series.

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed by Jacqueline Clark
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 19, 2017
These were shipped quickly, they were packaged carefully and they are just as described. Very happy with this purchase.
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Little Blue Book #1003, How to Think Logically by Leo Markun, Vintage Mini Book, Haldeman-Julius Co. Series

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: Paper
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