I am an avid reader of golf books. My library is full of them. I don't think there is a best of the best golf books, because they all have something good in them, but at the same time can't give a golfer 100% great "usable" advice. I'd say most of the good ones are shared advice from accomplished golfers, in easy to understand verbiage. I also believe from 'some" of the newer books I have read, that they are a rehash, in different terminology, of some of the older books/authors information. If you don't believe that, then research the origins of the "S&T" swing. Quite a bit of the new stuff is way to technical to be of any use to the blue collar golfer.
Hogan's 5 lessons stands out, as does Penick's Red Book. Earnest Jones books have some decent info in them, as does de la Torre's writings. Nicklaus put out a couple of decent books. Runyon's info on chip shots will make any golfer a better chipper of the ball. By the same token I have Tiger's book, which does not say much. Bought it for $0.99 in a bargain bin. The truth is, that with all that is known about today's golf swing, new and old info, amateur golfers' scores are not getting any better. I don't even think the pros average, overall scores have improved that much over the past years.
I'd say read as much as you can from as many different sources, and use only the info from those various books, that pertains to your own swing situation. Try different things, and if they work, fine. If not, then you still learned something about your swing.