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1] Kerson Huang, Quarks, leptons & gauge fields, World Scientific, 1982.
Good on mathematical aspects of gauge theory and topology.

2] L. B. Okun, Leptons and quarks, translated from Russian by V. I. Kisin,
North-Holland, 1982.

3] T. D. Lee, Particle physics and introduction to field theory.

4] Itzykson: Particle Physics

5] Bjorken & Drell: "Relativistic Quantum Mechanics"
One of the more terse books.  The first volume on 
Relativistic quantum mechanics covers the subject in a blinding 300 
pages.  Very good if you *really* want to know the subject.

6] Francis Halzen & Alan D. Martin, "Quarks & Leptons", beginner to 
intermediate, this is a standard textbook for graduate level courses. 
Good knowledge of quantum mechanics and special relativity is assumed.
A very good introduction to the concepts of particle physics.  Good
examples, but not a lot of Feynman diagram calculation.  For this, 
see Bjorken & Drell.

7] Donald H. Perkins: Introduction to high energy physics
Regarded by many people in the field as the best introductory text at
the undergraduate level. Covers basically everything with almost no
mathematics.

8] Close,Marten, and Sutton: The Particle Explosion.  A popular
exposition of the history of particle physics with terrific photography.

9]  Christine Sutton: Spaceship Neutrino
        A good, historical, largely intuitive introduction to
particle physics, seen from the neutrino viewpoint.

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