I'd like to nominate a book for inclusion on the "recommended books" page.
The book is Pizza (From Its Italian Origins to the Modern Table) written by Rosario Buonassi and published by Firefly Books Inc., Buffalo, NY (2000).
Beautiful design and photography compliment this thoughtful, well-written book.
Topics covered are historical development of pizza, many recipes, wine and beer recommendations for specific pizzas, and future trends.
This book is probably more "coffee table art book" than "how to" manual, but it is sophistocated, engaging, and insightful. This book is currently out of print but is available as a remainder for around $7 to $8 (orig. $24.95) through Amazon resellers.