This highly accessible presentation of LISP is the most comprehensive introduction to common LISP available.
Divides material into two parts; the tutorial half of the book:
An outstanding reference consisting of three appendices, the summary half of the text:
Concludes with a section of notes containing clarifications, references, and additional code.
An introduction to Lisp programming, incorporating a tutorial on essential concepts and a reference describing every operator in the language, for students and professional programmers. Details concepts in specialized data structures, functions, macros, and input/output, explains the Common Lisp Object System, and features 20 program examples. Reference appendices cover debugging, Lisp in Lisp, and changes to Common Lisp. Assumes no experience with a programming language, although some is helpful. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)