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As I have purchased various slide rule instruction books over time, I've usually searched the web for reviews which might be useful in helping guide those acquisitions. Generally, the reviews I've found tend to be one-paragraph summaries (sometimes less). And so I decided to provide some reviews of my own, both to clarify my own thinking, and possibly to help others in their choices. In these reviews I have tried to address the following issues: The texts are listed in alphabetical order by their principal author's last name. Please understand that these 'reviews' should be taken with a grain (or a block?) of salt. Remember, my reviews are just my opinions, and opinions are just like elbows. They might be very important to the one who has them, but not so much to anybody else!

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Title
Author, Publisher, Date, No. of pages
Cover
Image
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Contents
Review
Using The Slide Rule in Electronic Technology (pb)
    Alvarez, Charles, John F. Rider, Publisher, New York, 3rd Printing, 1962, 109 pp.
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The Slide Rule, Principles and Applications
    Arnold, J. N., Prentice-Hall, New York, 1954, 206 pp.
Slide Rule Problems and Solutions (pb)
     Arnold, J. N., Balt Publishers, West Lafayette, IN, 1962, 77 pp.
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not yet
An Easy Introduction to the Slide Rule (pb)
    Asimov, Isaac, Fawcett Premier, Greenwich Conn., 1965, 160 pp.
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The Slide Rule and Its Use in Problem Solving (pb)
    Beakley, George C., and Leach, H. W., McMillan, 1969, 184 pp.
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Slide Rule How To Use It (pb)
    Bishop, Calvin C., Barnes & Noble 1947, 3rd Edition 1955, 152 pp.
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Practical Use of the Slide Rule (pb)
    Bishop, Calvin C., Barnes & Noble College Outline Series, 1947, 147 pp.
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Introducing the Slide Rule (pb)
    Black, B.D., & McCord, Mary, Laboratory Specialties, Inc., Wabash, IN, 1943, (revised ed.), 32 pp.
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The Slide Rule
    Blaine, Robert Gordon, F. & F. N. Spon, Ltd., London, 6th Edition, 1947, 152 pp.
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The Slide Rule Simplified, A Nonmathematical Text
     Blandi, Thomas H., Book Division of The Slide Rule Training Institute, Los Angeles, 3rd Edition, revised, 1943, 138 pp.
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The Slide Rule (pb)
     Breslich, Ernst R., and Stone, Charles, A., University of Chicago Press, 1929, 4th impression 1942, 35 pp.
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Beginners' Slide Rule Manual (pb)
    Brown, Otto G., & Rylander, H. Grady, University of Texas Publications, Austin, 1964, 54 pp.
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Newnes' Slide Rule Manual
    Camm, F. J., George Newnes Limited, London 1944, 7th ed. 1966, 112 pp.
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Solution of Railroad Problems by the Slide Rule
    Cary, E. R., D. Van Nostrand Co., New York, 1913, 136 pp.
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The Slide Rule and Logarithms – Including a Ten-place Table of Logarithms
    Clark, J. J. , Frederick Drake & Co, 1957, 222 pp.
Delights of the Slide Rule
    Clason, Clyde B., Thomas Crowell Co., New York, 1964, 246 pp
Slide Rule Calculations
    Cooper, H. O., Oxford University Press, 1931, 132 pp.
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The Use of the Slide Rule
     Cullimore, Allan R., Keuffel & Esser Co., New York, 2nd Edition, 1920, 38 pp.
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Nomography and Empirical Equations
     Davis, Dale S., Reinhold Publishing, 1962, 261 pp.
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Manual for the Slide Rule (pb)
    Drooyan, William and Wooten, William, Wadsworth Pub. Co., 1969, 134 pp
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Understanding and Using the Slide Rule (pb)
    Electronic Teaching Laboratories, Howard W. Sams, Pub., 1963, 96 pp.
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The Theory and Operation of the Slide Rule (pb)
    Ellis, John P., Dover Publications, 1961, 1st Ed., 289 pp.
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The Slide Rule (pb)
     Erickson, H. T., Bruce Publishing Company, Milwaukee, WI, 1924, 32 pp.
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The Slide Rule
     Fogel, Charles M., International Correspondence School, 1967, 74 pp.
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How To Use the Slide Rule (pb)
    Forum House Publishing Company, Toronto, CA, 1968, 100 pp.
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Engineers Slide Rule (pb)
    French, Robert W., John S. Swift Co., 1941, 100 pp.
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Der Rechenschieber
    Fricke, Hans W., Fachbuchverlag, Leipzig, 1955, 183 pp.
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Understanding the Slide Rule (pb)
    Graesser, R. F., Littlefield, Adams, & Co., Totowa, NJ, 1968, 141 pp.
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Slide Rule Simplified
    Harris, Charles O., American Technical Society 1943, 14th printing, 1959, 258 pp
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Slide Rule Simplified (pb)
    Harris, Charles O., Am. Tech. Soc. 1943 (for U.S. AFI), 2nd Ed, 22nd printing 1963, 278 pp.
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Logarithms and Slide Rule Work (pb)
    Hill, T. H. Ward, Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd, London, 1944, 32 pp.
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Course in the Slide Rule and Logarithms (pb)
    Hills, E. Justin, Ginn & Company, Revised, 1950, 108 pp.
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The Slide Rule and How To Use It
    Hoare, Charles, The Technical Press Ltd, London, 1953, 22nd printing, 104 pp.
not yet
The Slide Rule - An Audio Tutorial Program (pb, and missing the audio tapes)
    Hoffman, Larry, and Ellis, Harold, Bell & Howell Co., Ohio, 1973, 241 pp.
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Slide Rules of the Arithmeum
    Holland, Peter, et al., Die Deutsche Bibliothek, Berlin, 2014, 243 pp.
none
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needed
Slide Rules – Their History, Models, and Makers (pb)
    Hopp, Peter M., Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, 1999, 310 pp.
none
not
needed
Pocket-Watch Slide Rules (pb)
    Hopp, Peter M., Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, 2011, 167 pp.
none
not
needed
The Oughtred Slide Rule Reference Manual (pb)
    Hume, Ted & Koppany, Bob, The Oughtred Society, Roseville, CA, 2nd Ed., 2010, 102 pp.
none
not
needed
Slide Rules, A Journey Through Three Centuries (pb)
    von Jezierski, Dieter, Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, 2000, 126 pp.
none
not
needed
Slide Rule, A Textbook for Classroom and Self Instruction (pb)
    Johnston, C. L., Wm. C. Brown Company, Dubuque, IA, 1953, 4th Printing 1970, 128 pp.
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The Slide Rule
    Johnson, Lee H., Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1949, 4th Printing 1955, 242 pp.
Nomography and Empirical Equations
    Johnson, Lee. H., John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1952, 150 pp.
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The Slide Rule (pb)
    Leach, H. W. & Beakley, George C., The MacMillan Company, New York, 1953, 44 pp.
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The Slide Rule and Technical Problem Solving` (pb)
    Leach, H. W. & Beakley, George C., The MacMillan Company, New York, 1963, 3rd Printing 1966, 130 pp.
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A Manual for the Slide Rule (pb)
    Machovina, Paul E., McGraw Hill Book Company, New York, 1950, 78 pp.
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Simplifying the Slide Rule (pb)
    Marks, Robert W., Bantam Unifact Books (Grosset & Dunlap), New York, 1964, 139 pp.
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Calculation and Slide Rule
     McHale, Thomas, and Witzke, Paul, Milwaukee Area Technical College, repr. by Addison Wesley, 1971, 618pp.
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How Do You Use a Slide Rule? (pb)
    Merrill, Arthur A., Dover Publications, New York, 3rd Printing, 1961, 35 pp.
none
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Streamlined Methods of Computing with Slide Rule and Mathematical Tables (pb)
    Mitchell, Donald, Craftsman Press, Seattle, 1944, 32pp.
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none
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Basic Slide Rule Operation, A Program for Self-Instruction (pb)
    Mittelstadt, W. S., McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1964, 161 pp
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Basic Slide Rule Operation, A Program for Self-Instruction (pb)
    Mittelstadt, W. S., McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 2nd Edition, 1971, 235 pp
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The Slide Rule (pb)
    Panov, Dimitri U., Physical & Mathematical Publishing House, Moscow, 22nd ed., 1975, 166 pp.
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The Slide Rule Handbook
    Perrine, J. O., Baywood Publishing Co. Inc., 1965, 108 pp.
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The Slide Rule, A Practical Manual
    Pickworth, Charles N., Pitman & Sons, Ltd., London, 24th ed., 1950, 126 pp.
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The Slide Rule for Sea and Air Navigation
    Podmore, J. C., Brown, Son, and Ferguson, Ltd., Glasgow, 2nd Edition, 1957, 131 pp.
Simplified Mathematics for Daily Use and How to Use the Slide Rule
    Rappolt, Frank A., Doubleday, 1943, 300 pp.
not yet
The Slide Rule in Theory and Practice
     Rawlings, G. P., Percival Marshall & Co. Ltd, London, 1950, 127 pp.
none
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The Slide Rule, with Electronic Applications (pb)
    Riggenbach, Frank, The Technical Education Press, Seal Beach, CA, 1970, 114 pp.
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The Complete Book of Slide Rule Use (pb)
    Ritow, Ira, Doubleday & Co, 1963, 200 pp.
none
A Programmed Sequence for the Slide Rule (pb)
    Roberts, Eugene, W. H. Freeman & Company, 1962, 64 pp.
none
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The Slide Rule TutorText
    Saffold, Robert & Smalley, Ann, Doubleday & Co., New York, 1962, 468 pp.
The Slide Rule - A Self Instructional Programmed Manual (pb)
    Saxon, James A.; Englander, Herman S., Prentice-Hall Inc., 1966, 196 pp.
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Slide Rule for the Mariner (pb)
    Schufeldt, H. H., Naval Institute Press, New York, 1972, 192 pp.
none
not yet
Calculating on Slide Rule and Disc (pb)
    Schuitema, Izebrand; Van Herwijnen, Herman, Astragal Press, Mendham, New Jersey, 2002, 156 pp.
none
not
needed
Elementary Slide Rule (pb)
    Semner, A. J., Hawthorne Club Evening School, Cicero, IL, 1948, 40 pp.
none
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Slide Rule Manual (pb)
    Simm, Bruce Alexander, G. W. Green & Sos, Melbourne, AU, 194-?, 47pp.
none
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Simplify Math: Learn To Use the Slide Rule
     SkillFact Library 642, Editors & Engineers Ltd., New Augusta, IN, 1966, 96 pp.
none
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The Slide Rule – A Complete Manual (pb)
    Slater, Alfred L., Rinehart Press, San Francisco, 1967, 291 pp.
none
The Slide Rule
    Snodgrass, Burns, English University Press, 1st Edition, 1956, 207 pp.
The Slide Rule and How to Use It
     Sommers, Drell, Wallschlaegar, Wilcox & Follett Co., 1943, 208 pp.
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Stanley's Slide Rule Instructions (pb)
    Stanley, W. & Company 1930-40s, 24 pp.
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Slide Rule Practice – 300 Fascinating Examples (pb)
    Stanley, W. & Company 1938, 32 pp
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The Modern Slide Rule (pb)
    Stender, Richard & McKelvey, K. K., Cleaver-Hume Press Ltd., London, 3rd Edition, 1960, 120 pp.
none
not yet
The Mathematics of Wireless, specifically, Chapter 19, pp. 213-221, “The Slide Rule”
    Stranger, Ralph, George Newnes Pub., 1947, 232 pp.
The Slide Rule
    Strohm, Rufus & Degroot, Archibald, International Textbook Company, Scranton, PA, 1948, 92 pp.
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Slide Rule Operations (pb)
    Sudborough, Dana & Zeoli, Harold, J. W. Edwards, Pub., Ann Arbor, MI, 1953, Rev. 1954, Reprinted 1955, 76 pp.
none
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A Manual of the Slide Rule, It's History, Principle, and Operation,
    Thompson, J. E., Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1930, reprinted 1942, 220 pp.
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A Manual of the Slide Rule, It's History, Principle, and Operation,
    Thompson, J. E., Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1930, 2nd Ed. reprinted 1956, 216 pp.
Pocketbook of the Gauge Marks (pb)
    Venetsianos, Panagiotis, The Oughtred Society, Roseville, CA, 2011, 147 pp.
none
not
needed
College Joe on the Slide Rule: A Compendium for Engineers (pb)
    Wade, F.H., Greenwoods Book Store, Chicago, IL, 1953, 22 pp.
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The Slide Rule, for Students of Science & Engineering
    Ward, T. G. C., & Blakey, B. G., The English Universities Press, 1961, 116 pp.
Engineering Slide Rule Manual (pb)
     Wilson, T. N., El Camino College, Torrance, CA 1959, 110 pp.
none
not yet
A Complete Slide Rule Manual
    Young, Neville W., David & Charles Pubs., Newton Abbott, UK, 1st Edition, 1973, 152 pp.


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