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don't worry too much about the "perfect" book as you learn to sail. A "pretty good" book will work just as well. The main point is to get out and sail, and ultimately that tiller, sheet, and "rail meat" time will be the main education, which you then check back against the book to get the "uh-huh" that confirms you actually learned it out on the water.
I know this sounds kinda "do first, read about it later", it isn't totally, but I find there's only so much "book" new sailors can take especially at the very start, before they just gotta get out and actually do it. Some teach it the other way I guess, I've just found this way seems to work.