Seems like a new photography book is published every day - and promoted on the web every day. Older books go by the wayside.
I have a ton of photography books - new and old. Three of my favorite books are actually not new, but rather a bit old. I think new photographers can learn a lot from these old books, in some cases simply by looking at the pictures and studying composition and lighting.
Here are the books and links:
Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs
Photographs: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY (Klotz)
Explore the light,