Who are the Puritans? by Erroll Hulse
This is a wonderful primer on the life and beliefs of the early English Puritans. The book is broken into thee parts. Part 1 gives a brief history of the Puritan movement. Part 2 contains a great number of short biographies of the prominent Puritans. This is an invaluable resource. The final part deals with the beliefs of the Puritans from the Westminster Confession to marriage and the family.
Beyond question the Puritan era is one of the most fascinating in church history. This book will go a long way towards helping the reader get a handle on these committed people of God.