Scott Meyers just published on his blog, that one can get a free sample chapter of his EMC++ book.
by Scott Meyers
From the article
O'Reilly has decided it's time to turn up the heat on the grand Effective Modern C++ marketing campaign. A key component of that campaign is giving away excerpts of the book, the idea being that if you like the stuff we give away, you're more likely to plunk down some cash for the rest of the book.