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'd also suggest doing some tutorials that walk you through writing a basic Struts application. If you're using an IDE, it's a good idea to find a tutorial that is geared toward the IDE you'll be using. For example, if you're using Eclipse and MyEclipse, This tutorial might be of interest.