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 David Johnson-Davies
The tutorials are aimed at someone with no previous experience of programming, and they are designed to take the reader to the stage where they can start writing their own programs to solve practical, interesting applications.
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 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 Paul Graham - Prentice Hall
Comprehensive tutorial on the advanced Lisp features for experienced programmers. It teaches the bottom-up programming style, and includes a unique collection of techniques that help you to write the code efficiently in a variety of applications.