This article is from the Amiga Books FAQ, by Marc Atkin with numerous contributions by others.
o Samuel P. Harbison & Guy L. Steele Jr.: C: A Reference Manual (4th edition) Prentice Hall , [year]. [ISBN?]
firstname.lastname@example.org (Grant McDorman), 26 Jun 1995: "I much prefer [this book] [over Kernighan and Ritchie's `The C Programming Language']. It includes not only information on `traditional' (pre-ANSI) implementations, but discusses portability and related issues. The latest edition even discusses compatibility with C++. It *is* a reference manual, though. (They did add exercises in the 3rd edition). K&R's book, on the other hand, is a textbook. If you are just starting out (especially if you don't have a lot of experience programming in similar languages, such as Pascal), [K&R's book] will probably be a better choice to *learn* the language. It is not as good as a reference. [...] As a professional, experienced C (and C++) programmer, if I had to buy just one book, I'd buy the Harbison & Steele book."
o Steve Oualline: C Elements of Style M&T Books, 1992. ISBN 1-55851-291-8
email@example.com (Grant McDorman), 26 Jun 1995: "Another very useful book is `C Elements of Style' by Oualline. This book has many useful things to say about coding style that will improve the readability, portability and reliability of your code. It also covers C++ coding style. Once you have learned the fundamentals of C or C++ programming, this is a good book to have."
o P. J. Plauger: The Standard C Library Prentice Hall , 1992. ISBN 0-13-131509-9
Ken.Rumseyfirstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Rumsey), 14 Oct 1995: "This book show you how to correctly use all of the library functions mandated by ANSI and ISO Standards. Not only do they tell you how to use it, but they show you with 9000 lines of tested, working, highly portable code. If you program in ANSI C, you need this book!"