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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newLISP combines the power of classic LISP with the facilities of a modern scripting language, such as regular expressions, network functions, multitasking, etc. This book is a straightforward and simple description of the basics of the language.
by David J. Cooper, Jr. - Franz Inc.
The purpose of this book is to showcase the features of Common Lisp, and to give you a quick-start guide for using Common Lisp as a development environment. This guide gives you all the tools you need to begin writing Lisp applications.
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.
by Stuart Charles Shapiro - W.H. Freeman & Company
The book is a self-paced study guide to Common Lisp programming language. It presents Lisp in a general setting, rather than in the context of a special field in which it is used. The text assumes experience with some imperative programming languages.