There is a book I just shelf-thumbed at a local B&N entitled 'USAF: Modern Air Warfare', or close. Covers the modern stuff from DS and onwards and gives you a good feel for the ranges of BVR -intercept- warfare. About 20 bucks.
But the two /really/ good books on the basic techniques and tactical consequences of 'fighting wars' (as opposed to 'walkovers' are Robert Shaw's _Fighter Combat, Tactics & Manevering_ and Marshal L. Michel's _Clashes_ on the evolution of Vietnam ACM, from both USAF and USN perspectives.
Both are hardcover, ONLY from the Naval Institude Press (special order from the larger stores), and in the 30-50 dollar range.
Both are superlative in the logic as well as backing refs they use (UCLAS Red Baron for example) to support it.
_Clashes_ is actually also gives you a pretty good (better than _FCT&M_) basic indoctrination into 'radar warfare' (which is FAR more important than the visual finale) as well as being a 'better read' with mucho individual engagement stories.
Robert Shaw adds 'fighter pilot humor' when he can but much of his work is theoretical and though diagram notated; takes a drier, more serious, mindset to envision the globespace of V-ACM and the changing missile/gun opportunities within a constantly changing, 4D, realm. I oughta sue, the man gave my wrists carpal tunnel!
If ya want the best, those are the places to start.