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If you have Stroustrup then I'd also recommend

The 'Effective C++' books (or CD) and 'Effective STL' by Scott Meyers
The 'Exceptional C++' books by Herb Sutter
'The C++ Standard Library - A Tutorial and Reference' and 'C++ Templates: The Complete Guide' by Josuttis.

If you're just beginning and are asking this question because Stroustrup's book is too thick for you I'd recommend:

Accelerated C++ by Koenig and Moo.

There are lots of book reviews on the ACCU website.

If you want just one book on C++ though, you really can't do better than Stroustrup. The horse's mouth, so to speak.

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All of the beforementioned books are all very, very good.

I just want to mention another one. This one is especially good for the green rookie in programming and C++:

You Can Do It! : A Beginners Introduction to Computer Programming.

(the book is written by Francis Glassborow who are a member of the C++ Standard comitee; further he's also the guy who has written the majority of the reviews on ACCU).

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I must say that the two books I have got are excellent:

The C++ Standard Library - Josuttis
Effective C++ - Meyers

the Meyers book is excellent because it concentrates on the right ways to do things and not just the language pragmatics.

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Neil, you'd probably like "C++ Gotchas". It's all about the nasty C++ quirks that'll come and bite you in the ass if you're not aware of them.

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Imperfect C++ (Wilson)


i saw this in the bookstore the other day, it looks really good, might be my next purchase.

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Deitel and Deitel


i consider there books only semi-useful to some-body who has no experience in programming, otherwise there books are just the same over & over but in different languages.

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Imperfect C++ (Wilson)


i saw this in the bookstore the other day, it looks really good, might be my next purchase.

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Deitel and Deitel


i consider there books only semi-useful to some-body who has no experience in programming, otherwise there books are just the same over & over but in different languages.


Fair play, I know people whom aren't very fond of it. But it covers everything you want to know and is full of snippets illustrating lessons. It's a useful reference book to have around - explaining concepts of trees, lists, etc, and as you say is useful for some one whom has little experience and is learning the ropes too.

If you are really looking for a book from scratch that teaches good OO principles, try Dave Parsons Object-oriented development in C++

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