Vanguard is offering a free PDF download of the recently published book Elements of Investing by Malkiel and Ellis. It looks like it might have been meant for Flagship members, but is currently open to everyone. From the Amazon reviews and table of contents, Elements of Investing is targeted at investing beginners, intended to provide a brief overview of basic investment principles like diversification and focusing on the long-term. Thanks to 2million for the tip.
Burton Malkiel is also the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street, the classic book that was the very first investing book I read when I started this blog in 2004. Perhaps his new book will be the start of a great financial revolution for you as well?