Recommended Reading List
Yes, based on the recommendations from readers on the Amazon website, the Access Developers Handbook that you refer to is better. However, I live in a city of 3/4 of a millon people with several good book stores, yet none of them had the Developers Handbook in stock. I need my questions answered THIS week. I was not prepared to order it in.
Let me further state, I am not giving any kind of recommendation to the MS Office Access 2003 Inside Out book. To this point, I have only briefed it and it appears quite good but I will reserve my judgement for the next several days.