The following books are required for my class, "Transitioning from Windows to Linux". You can buy them at the campus bookstore in a couple of weeks.
Bring the books with you to class on the first night!
Red Hat Linux 7.2 Weekend Crash Course
Naba Barkakati & Kurt Wall
Pub. by Hungry Minds
Red Hat Linux: The Complete Reference, 2nd Edition
Pub. by Osborne