New book: Object-Oriented Programming in Python

Michael H. Goldwasser goldwamh at
Tue Nov 6 19:02:26 CET 2007

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Python book.

   Object-Oriented Programming in Python
   by Michael H. Goldwasser and David Letscher
   Prentice Hall, 2008   (available as of 10/29/2007)

This book is based on materials developed after switching our
curriculum to the use of Python for an object-oriented CS1 course.
Since the primary market is an introductory course, we do not
assume any previous programming experience for our readers.  This
should make it a very good match for those who wish to self-study.

The book differs greatly from existing introductory Python books as
it warmly embraces the object-oriented nature of Python from the
onset.  It is also extremely comprehensive with solid fundamentals
as well as several "advanced" topics that can be covered as

More information can be found at

With regard,
Michael Goldwasser

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