Please recommend me a book

Hello everyone. I'm going to try to get aggressive with my studying in programming so I need a good resource. I've looked in a lot of places and the biggest issue is they don't use namespace std or I simply couldn't get a lot out of the book. I'm looking for one that brushes the beginning stuff and works a bit towards everything else. I'm talking past the if statements, classes, inheritance, loops and whatever the bridge beteeen that and fuller programs are. I have a lot of money saved so that's not an issue but try to keep it around $50. I'd appreciate a lot of hands on stuff too. Thank you.
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If you are looking for just one book, perhaps this one: C++ Primer (5th Edition) by Lippman, Lajoie and Moo

Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example by Koenig and Moo is not mentioned; that is another excellent book (C++98)
Professional C++ from Wrox Press (Scott Kleper & Nicholas Solter) AND
C++ for Beginners (or something like that) by Herb Schildt
Thank you both for the help. I love how supportive the site is.
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