I would suggest reading volume one for the basics, and Chuck's DVD set for more advanced things. Both have a lot of info. The book has a list of what tools you need for each project. To start you really don't need much.
While your at Tandy take a look at their ready made kits. Be aware though, some have extraneous tools that either you wont ever need or are not decent quality. If you find one you like open that box up and handle the stuff, you will be able to tell. That wooden mallet is one of those useless things.