Chassin's Operative Strategy in General Surgery
This classic is in its third edition. Jameson Chassin, the author of the first two editiors, taught me when I was a surgical resident. It was such an honor to be selected to edit the third edition when he retired. This is a classic text which features strategic thinking - specifically safe ways to do operations and avoid complications.
The text has been translated into multiple editions and I have just started work on the fourth edition.