Essential ASP.NET with Examples in C#
Fritz hits one out of the park [Don Box]
It's twue, it's twue...this book does kick extreme ass. So often you buy a .NET book and look at only chapters 19 and 20 and the rest is fodder. This book is NOT like that.
As you look at the Table of Contents, you notice right away this book is not structured like a typical ASP.NET book (as Fritz is not structured like a typical programmer, this is to be expected).
It begins with Architecture (a nice first chapter) and chapter 4 gets right into the HTTP Pipeline. The Table of Contents reads like a directory of What's Misunderstood in ASP.NET - which is exactly how it should. It is now carried under my arm with pride, I recommend you pick up a copy.