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.
Download or read it online for free here:
by David B. Lamkins - bookfix.com
This tutorial is written for the professional programmer. It introduces the ANSI Common Lisp standard. David Lamkins explains why Lisp is by far the most powerful industrial strength tool available for advanced software development.
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.
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.
Common Lisp is a modern, multi-paradigm, high-performance, ANSI-standardized programming language. Contents: First steps; Basic topics; Advanced topics; Beyond ANSI Common Lisp; External libraries; Implementation Issues; Case Studies in CL; etc.