you read the book with Dreamweaver running on your machine in front of you.
If I'm any judge you'll put the book away within an hour or so and start working with the excellent tutorials bulit in to Dreamweaver. The good thing about 'learning by using' is that you go just as deeply in as you need to at each stage. You aren't filling your mind with a lot of stuff that you won't be using for a while.
I can honestly say that I've never used any kind of book to learn software, and neither have I had any tuition - I picked it all up as I went along.