Thorough introduction to Standard C++
Introduction and foundations of the Standard C++ Containers (a.k.a. the "STL") (full coverage in Volume 2)
Gives you a solid background in the fundamentals of C++
Takes you step by step through the features of the Language
Illuminated by small, clear, direct examples
Cross platform, tested on multiple compilers including the free GNU C++ compiler
Annotated solutions guide available separately at www.BruceEckel.com
Bonus: Includes the entire "Thinking in C: Foundations for Java & C++" multimedia Seminar-on-CD-ROM to prepare you for this book. CD also contains full HTML version of this book, and complete source code.