Learn Python The Hard Way
by Zed A. Shaw
This is a very beginner book for people who want to learn to code. If you can already code then the book will probably drive you insane. It's intended for people who have no coding chops to build up their skills before starting a more detailed book.
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by Boudewijn Rempt - OpenDocs, LLC
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