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 Bil Lewis, Dan LaLiberte, Richard Stallman - Free Software Foundation
This manual attempts to be a full description of Emacs Lisp. Emacs Lisp is more than a mere 'extension language'; it is a full computer programming language in its own right. You can use it as you would any other programming language.
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 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.
by Guy Steele - Digital Press
The book is an unofficial Lisp programmers' bible. All functions defined in Common Lisp and every specification can be found here. The second edition contains six completely new chapters on CLOS, loops, conditions, series, generators and more.