Excellent article on History and Concept of the programming language Lisp was published at this site called twobithistory
Author goes in into the details on History of Lisp, the motivation behind the design, how the language, and an early book "SICP" created a culture of veneration for that language.
He also credits Paul Graham, and XKCD comics to have significantly surged the interest back in lisp.
Interesting anecdotes like how braces end up being chosen for the language. The motivation of the SICP book was very noble.