Every home is differant not sure any book I've ever seen would be of much good to you.
Vinyl, brick, stucco, Hardee plank, Aluminum siding ECT. there all done differantly.
Old house, new house,, type of constrution all come into play.
Anyone here would be more then willing to try and ansewer any of your question.
Could also try looking at some videos on You Tube to get a general idea of what you looking at.