- The Weightlifting Encyclopedia: A Guide to World Class Performance by Arthur Drechsler
If you are only going to buy one book about Olympic Weightlifting “The Weightlifting Encyclopedia” by Arthur Drechsler is the best book. It’s everything you ever wanted to know about weightlifting from A to Z.
If you are looking for a book about technique, pulling technique in particular buy Don McCauley’s Power Trip
Greg Everett’s book is more general, about the sport of weightlifting overall.
It’s easier to read than the WLE and oriented towards the beginner.