Value Investing Today (1998, 2nd ed.) by Charles H. Brandes
This book provides a decent introduction to value investing, which is the strategy of buying stocks at discounts to the intrinsic values of their underlying companies. The first part of the book is the strongest section, giving a compelling explanation for why value investing makes sense and citing some historical data that support aspects of the strategy. Subsequent parts of the book deal with how to find stocks at attractive valuations and manage a portfolio, although I must admit that I did not really learn anything that I could use to improve my own approach to valuation. The book also has a large part on investing in foreign stocks, which I found moderately informative but somewhat secondary to the main theme. Overall, this book is about average when compared with everything else I have read about value investing.
Note: I read this book in September 2012.