Loving Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon
by Mark Watson
While I consider Java to be twice as "programmer efficient" as C++, I consider Common Lisp to be twice as good as Java for some applications. Common Lisp compilers are freely available, stable, and compiled Common Lisp code is very fast. Not yet programming in Lisp? Spend a few evenings with this free web book and experience what many computer scientists consider the best all-around programming language.
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by Doug Hoyte - Lulu.com
One of the most hardcore computer programming books out there. Starting with the fundamentals, it describes the most advanced features of the most advanced language: Common Lisp. This book is about macros, that is programs that write programs.
by Peter Norvig - Morgan Kaufmann
This book is concerned with the field of artificial intelligence, the skill of computer programming and the programming language Common Lisp. Careful readers can expect to come away with an appreciation of the major questions and techniques of AI.
by Guy Steele - Digital Press
The book is an unofficial Lisp programmers' bible. All functions defined in Common Lisp and every specification can be found here. The second edition contains six completely new chapters on CLOS, loops, conditions, series, generators and more.
by David S. Touretzky - Benjamin-Cummings Pub Co
This is a gentle introduction to Common Lisp for students taking their first programming course. No prior mathematical background beyond arithmetic is assumed. There are lots of examples, the author avoided technical jargon.