From the reviews: Anyone who has heard OMeara lecture will recognize in every page of this book the crispness and lucidity of the authors style. ... The organization and selection of material is superb. ... deserves high praise as an excellent example of that too-rare type of mathematical exposition combining conciseness with clarity. Bulletin of the AMS
...written by this well respected mathematician in his crisp & lucid style, this classic title is now re-issued in an affordable softcover format & is highly recommended for the student of researcher alike.