Actually, what I was thinking of getting, and paying for, to make learning easier, was this suite http://shop.borland.com/Product/0%2C...0110%2C00.html
And I would start learning with this program in the suite http://www.borland.com/borlandcpp/tu...te/turbo3.html
which they say is "the fast path to learning C."
I do think that a tutorial in a package with the compilers and programming tools would make learning easier and faster; I wouldn't have to hunt around all over the web for often incomprehensible tutorials full of typographical errors, or news server messages filled with hacker-talk consisting of cryptic slang jargon comprehensible only to other experienced programmers who speak only computer languages and not any of the normal spoken languages of the masses.
But since I don't know if I will be able to earn money as a programmer, it is hard to justify the outlay of $70, just for a "pastime" which I seem to like.