In the preface the author maintains that this book isn't a tutorial, it's a reference guide and maybe not the best source for a newcomer to C++. We do have a few other titles on the subject, so perhaps some of our other books would be a better fit for you.
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Many people have found the C++ Pocket Reference and C++ The Core Language to be of good use.
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