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 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 Robert J. Chassell - Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is an introduction to programming in Emacs Lisp for people who are not programmers. The text is designed to get you started: to guide you in learning the fundamentals of programming, and to show you how you can teach yourself to go further.
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 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.