While it is a great book ( a must have, a classic), Stick Control is not a book that will teach you rudiments. I can see suggesting Stick Control since it has doubles, singles, diddle combinations, and flam combinations. Basically, it gives you the fundamentals to play rudiments, but it is not specifically a rudiment book.Stick Control, Stick Control, and Stick Control.
Syncopation By Ted Reed is also good.
+1 on Bill's Stick Technique. Complement it with Bill's DVD or private skype hand technique lessonsThose John Wooten (Dr Throwdown) books are great. I would also highly recommend Stick Technique by Bill Bachman. That book doesn't cover every rudiment, but it covers a core set of rudiments that capture the most important motions, each with great explanations, great development exercises, and fun chops builders. Bill also has DVDs that demonstrate it all.
I have been using this book daily for the last few months. Though I must say I've been through many, many snare books as well.ADVANCED PARADIDDLES by Dave Tough.
This book absolutely tears apart every combination of the 'diddle with accents all over each measure.
Its a book that has snare drum solos that apply the use of all the rudiments. Rudiments are the foundation for drumming, thats why they are called rudiments. Do you have any solos up to march tempo yet, and play them smoothly and hit all of the accents? I don't.Oh thank God I'm NOT the only person who finds this book a challenge! lol