Ray, I would agree totally with Jerry. The Hogan book/set is excellent especially if you have an interest in the technology and how to take advantage of that technology. I like the discussion of the evolution of this model with respect to previous camera models.
The sections on the speedlights are very helpful.
I also have the Young book and it is OK. It has a couple spots where Darrell didn't update the last camera controls to the D7000 (copied text from a previous guide and didn't update it for the D7000). Aside from that, it is OK for a beginner and is a bit easier to use than the Nikon User manual.