This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm probably a little biased, but "Murach's C# 2008" is a great choice for people who already know how to program and want to get up to speed in a new language quickly. You can check out the reviews at JavaRanch or Amazon to see how others feel about the book.