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 Brian Harvey - The MIT Press
This series is for people who are interested in computer programming because it's fun. The three volumes use the Logo as the vehicle for an exploration of computer science from the perspective of symbolic computation and artificial intelligence.
by Robert A. MacLachlan
This text documents internal details of the CMU Common Lisp compiler and run-time system. CMU Common Lisp is a public domain implementation of Common Lisp that runs on Unix workstations. It provides some useful information on the CMUCL compiler.
by E.C. Berkeley, D.G. Bobrow - The MIT Press
LISP is a remarkable and powerful language, because not only does it govern the operation of a computer, but also it is a mathematical language of great power for processing processes in mathematics, logic, and symbol manipulation in general.
by Peter Seibel - Apress
An introduction to Common Lisp for people curious about Lisp and a tutorial for anybody who wants to get down to real coding right away. Learn Lisp from this book and it will make you a better programmer in any language.