Of the three books mentioned most frequently, I would rate them in ascending degrees of complexity.
1) Simmons: Using the View Camera
2) Stone: A Users Guide to the View Camera
3) Stroebel: View Camera Technique
As a matter of opinion I think the Stone book has the more user friendly set of illustrations.
Hmmm, didja notice all three authors names begin with the letter "S"? Do you think that has any significance?