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I asked an EE about that but got warned it's more like a reference book. He said the easiest book on electronics he ever saw was a Malvino book he stumbled on in a thrift store. I found one of its editions for $2 on Amazon. Great balance of explaining the basics, showing math, and practical advice of do's & don't.

https://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Principles-Simulation-Albe...

Also just found this. Use it as backup copy if you buy the book.

http://www.talkingelectronics.com/Download/Malvino_Electroni...

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