The theory of groups. 2nd printing of the 2nd ed. 1976. (English) Zbl 0919.20001

Providence, RI: AMS Chelsea Publishing. xiii, 434 p. (1998).
The first edition (1959) of this highly successful book was reviewed extensively in Zbl 0084.02202. It was reprinted 10 times until 1968. The so-called second edition (1976) differs from the first only in the elimination of some misprints. [Its review in Zbl 0354.20001 is just a reference back to the review of the first edition.] Thus it is still essentially the 1959 book; and though it does not take into account the advances made in the theory of groups in the last 40 years, it is still a very good introduction to the subject.


20-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to group theory