For a very beginning player Ed Miller has another book called "Getting Started in Hold Em"
This book presents the critical principles that expert players use: preflop hand valuation, domination, betting for value, protecting your hand, semi-bluffing, pot equity, pot odds, implied odds, free card plays, the importance of stack size, why chips change value in tournaments, and much more.
But here is the usual progression I recommend:
Beginner - Phil Gordon's Black and Green books
Moving up to Intermediate - Dan Harrington books (pick tourney of cash series)
Intermediate - Ed Miller's material, Lee Nelson