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What books approach group theory through transformation/permutation groups?

What are some books that discuss transformation groups (or permutation groups) before abstract groups? Some quotes to motivate the question: from V. I. Arnold, 'On Teaching Mathematics': What ...
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Finite, abelian, yet “fugitive” orthogonal subgroups

Update July 29, 2013. I have still not found a good textbook for this topic, if you point one to me I will be grateful :) I have accepted BS's answer anyway, since their explanation was useful to me ...
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Reference for general linear groups

I want to find a comprehensive reference on general linear groups, which has depth discussion about its subgroups (like solvable subgroups, Abelian subgroups, and so on). Can anyone help me with this? ...