I am a newbie pretty much, to the C languages. I'm looking for a really easy to understand C/C++ Programming book. I have gone through a few very bad books 2 or 3 years ago and it didn't teach me more than hello world and left me with a very bad taste about C in general, so I decided to put it down for a while. about 1 year ago I showed it to a fellow of whom I know for a fact is an excellent programmer in many languages including C/C++, Ada, and 20 or 30 plus languages. He looked over my book I had used and confirmed that it was indeed a very bad book. He also went forth to inform me that finding bad or worse programming books for C would likely be the norm and that I should ask around to see if I could find anybody that did know of any actual good books for learning this language. When he learned C/C++ he already knew many languages. He told me he didn't know of any himself because he had learned with bad programming books. He didn't want to recommend any of the books he used when he learned the language for this reason. So here I am again looking to learn this beast again, so I ask: can somebody recommend an easy to learn and understand from C/C++ book? If so why do you recommend this book's ease of reading, what are it's crudentials that made or make it a choice that you would recommend to a beginner? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks: Austin Greene