Greetings, K. Stevens --
I checked out the solution code of chapter 13 under both C++ 2008 and C++ 2010, and found that it compiles and runs successfully. Every book example and exercise is thoroughly reviewed before it's released. Following Murach's unique factor of paired-pages presentation, code on a right page is explained on the left page.
Your strong reaction of frustration suggests that you may have been unaware that the entire book is in paired pages. If you haven't already done so, please read the 4-page introduction that gives a you a concise summary of the book's overall organization. The first time I picked up a Murach book, I didn't realize this. Every topic was done in two facing pages. I couldn't believe it! I'm now an "evangelist" of their books.
Having worked with Mike Murach & Associates for more than 2 years, I'm absolutely convinced that it's not possible to get a bad book past the diligent eyes of their editor, Anne Boehm. This publisher is a small company that can't afford to make mistakes.
I trust that after due consideration of the above, you'll come to a more favorable conclusion about the book, revise your review, and join the community of other satisfied Murach's C++ readers.
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Pren Knowlton, author