By the criteria that you noted I figured you'd like that book.
Michael Bush's "The Practical Beekeeper" is a good one, too. You can find most of his material on his website, but being able to sit down with a book is nice. ;)
Another book is "First Lessons In Beekeeping" published by Dadant. This is a small book, but is written well and has some great information inside. I have an older (199?) edition.
In a larger book, I'm awaiting the next edition of "The Hive and the Honey Bee", also published by Dadant.
I've been also please with Roger Morse's writings.
Anything by Richard Taylor is good, but hard to find.
Lots of older books are treasure troves of information but unfortunately most of those old books did not have to deal with mites or beetles so you have to read them with that understood. But, still, good information can be found in them. Searching google books can turn up lots of these out-of-print books. Michael Bush has a few of them on his website.