What are the best books for learning C?

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    #1Quick Revision of C programming

    Quick Revision of C programming
    Revise C programming concepts and skill quickly and user-friendly way.
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    Billy Gutierrez
    Written on February 14, 2017
    "Easy to navigate; filled with all the data one could possibly need, all in one place. They even have the fantasy link. I'll be coming back for this one."
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    #2The C Programming Language

    The C Programming Language

    The C Programming Language is the new version of the complete guide to ANSI standard C language programming written by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie. The first edition of the book was written in 1978. 

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    William Powell
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "you can get book instantly without shipping it is even at a discount. I know this book and it is great. The digital copy would allow me as a programmer to quickly search for what I am looking for in the book. The e version would also allow me to access it anywhere quickly using amazon vs carrying the book or going to retrieve it."
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    #3C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide

    C Programming Absolute Beginner's Guide
    This book is the fastest way to get comfortable with C, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. You'll learn all the basics: how to organize programs, store and display data, work with variables, operators, I/O, pointers, arrays, functions, and much more.
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    Ni Zeng
    Written on April 21, 2017
    "If you are starting out from the very beginning this is a great book, as it starts right where it needs to, the beginning! I picked this up to learn how to program from scratch. The topics move quickly so that you do start working on more advanced topics by the end of the book. I would recommend this to somebody that was completely new to programming or somebody who feels like they are a beginner!"
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    #4C Pocket Reference

    C Pocket Reference
    This handy pocket guide to C is a must-have quick reference for any C programmer. The C Pocket Reference consists of two parts: a compact description of the C language and a thematically structured reference to the standard library.
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    Carl Peterson
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "This would be something good to buy as it is a good reference book for learning C. It has good reviews and would be a great resource while learning C."
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    #5Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a Day

    Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a Day

    Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a Day, Seventh Edition is the newest version of Sams Teach Yourself C in 21 Days. This book aims to provide readers a better understanding of C program, its syntax, and control.

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    Andy Wang
    Written on January 9, 2017
    "This is a good next-step book for learning C programming. It's still pretty basic, but it does start at a slightly more advanced point than some other beginner books. I wouldn't recommend this book as the starting point for complete beginners, but as maybe the second book you read while trying to learn C. Still, if you've got the basic ground knowledge of the process, it's definitely helpful! "
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    #6Expert C Programming

    Expert C Programming

    This book is for the knowledgeable C programmer, this is a second book that gives the C programmers advanced tips and tricks. This book will help the C programmer reach new heights as a professional. Organized to make it easy for the reader to scan to sections that are relevant to their immediate needs.

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    Raymond Hawkins
    Written on February 12, 2017
    "As a C programmer I know its important to know the right tips and tricks. With this book I was able to improve my programming skills and have a great resource for any programming issues I may have in the future."
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    #7Head First C

    Head First C
    Head First C provides a complete learning experience for C and structured imperative programming. With a unique method that goes beyond syntax and how-to manuals, this guide not only teaches you the language, it helps you understand how to be a great programmer.
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    Hemant Trivedi
    Written on April 9, 2017
    "This book is great for beginners who want to learn C but aren't quite sure where to start. However, I'd say this book should serve only as an introduction and it won't make you an expert programmer by any means. If your expectations are realistic, though, this book is worth the read for those looking to learn C. "
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    #8C How to Program

    C How to Program
    C How to Program is a comprehensive introduction to programming in C. This book serves as a detailed beginner source of information for college students looking to embark on a career in coding, or instructors and software-development professionals seeking to learn how to program with C.
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    Sean Vasquez
    Written on January 29, 2017
    "This book is a great resource for learning how to program in the language of C. C is a fundamental structural program that many new programmers start with, so this book provides an excellent foundation for learning."
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    #9Learn C the Hard Way

    Learn C the Hard Way
    In Learn C the Hard Way, you'll learn C by working through 52 brilliantly crafted exercises.
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    Howard Garcia
    Written on January 21, 2017
    "This provides a comprehensive way of learning how to program in C(and really most of it can be extended to other languages), it isn't for brand new programmers, but it is meant as a beginning course on aspects of computation, and programming. I picked it up after many years of C disuse, I always used C as a sort of computation language instead of a full language, and found that using this book for a few weeks got me past the years of experience I had long ago."
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    #10Learn C on the Mac

    Learn C on the Mac

    Learn C on the Mac: For OS X and iOS, Second Edition is perfect for beginners learning to program. It includes contemporary OS X and iOS examples!

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    Jeffrey Hamilton
    Written on July 23, 2017
    "Some reference books are so thorough and so complete, yet so accessible and readable, that they're the only book on the subject anyone ever needs. Learn C On The Mac was not one of them. It was confusing, filled with typos, gave incorrect Xcode download instructions, and required so many additional reference books for me to understand it that it was like Dependency Hell in real life. Avoid."
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    #11Hackr.io

    Hackr.io

    Hackr.io is an online website formed by a programming community with one goal in mind: find the best courses and tutorials all over the Internet and share them with the rest of the users. 

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    Donna Johnston
    Written on December 22, 2017
    "If you're looking for advice coding I will recommend it. But too bad it's a site, not a book. "

Summary

Best What are the best books for learning C
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Quick Revision of C programmingBooks 20 Paid
2The C Programming LanguageBooks 17 Paid
3C Programming Absolute Beginner's GuideBooks 16 Paid
4C Pocket ReferenceBooks 14 Paid
5Sams Teach Yourself C Programming in One Hour a DayBooks 12 Paid
6Expert C ProgrammingBooks 10 Paid
7Head First CBooks 8 Paid
8C How to ProgramBooks 6 Paid
9Learn C the Hard WayBooks 4 Paid
10Learn C on the MacBooks 3 Paid
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