I can't comment each book since I don't have both. But here's my take on CT's book.
I consider myself to be an advanced beginner. It'll be a long while before I think I'm even an amatuer. CT's book has been great for me so far. Its fairly basic with general terminology though you may need to look a few words up. So far its been helpful to understand my individual body type and my goals for it. So for me, slow-twitch dominance with a focus on strength training would yield a certain type of program. That would be far and away different from someone look for the bodybuilder look. But hey, I just read the programs on here, I didnt know some would be more explosive for me than others. This book has helped with my short/long term goals.
Though this may not seem like a Black Book to some trainer/ees, it was for me. So far, its been one of the most helpful books I've bought this year.