This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
Folks, please keep in mind that the book is for a first course in Java programming. Threads are not covered. It is an advance topic. Try our Java certification book for that. Java Actually is specially targeted at those who have no background in Java and to provide a solid foundation to learn OOP.