This is a wonderful course in seven lessons to improve your memory. It covers all fundamentals and shows how to apply these mnemotechnic tools to remember for example names, faces, spelling and numbers. It also gives applications for magic tricks. You will learn how to memorize a shuffled deck of 52 cards or how to remember the knight tour on the chess board. It is likely that Roth was a magician himself, since he mentions his friend Henry Hatton from Magicians' Tricks fame. Dai Vernon learned from this course and mentions it on the Revelations video tapes.
Written in 1918 and as good as any book on 'how to improve your memory' you will find. I am sure many of the famous 'memory' authors have gleaned a good deal of their knowledge from Roth.
1st edition, 1918, Independent Corporation, New York.
Table of Contents
- How to Gain a Good Memory
- How to Train the Memory for Every-Day Needs
- How to Remember Names and Faces
- How to Remember What You Read
- How to Remember Figures
- How to Remember Spelling
- Practical Uses of the Roth Memory Course
word count: 53239 which is equivalent to 212 standard pages of text