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 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 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 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.