You may also want to look into getting the Official Strategy Guide for X-Wing.
Unlike most cheat books, this one's actually a novel; it explains how & why Farlander joins the Rebellion. It follows his story mission-by-mission (that's the strategy guide part), and has chunks of narrative between them.
That's where I learned about the Wotan Weave manoeuvre, BTW.
"Don't f_ck with the Jedi Master, son." --Mark Hamill