It's not exactly "zero-to-Windows in a few chapters". The first 12 chapters(500+ pages) are a good overview of C++(it's an abbreviated version of "Ivor Horton's Beginning C++" which is 1,000 pages long), and the next 11 chapters are on windows programming. I highly recommend it, especially for someone with previous programming experience--although I've barely explored the windows programming part of the book. The poster can go to amazon and read reviews to get more insight.
I do know of one book that goes from-zero-to-Windows in a few chapters: Beginning Visual C++, by Ivor Horton. He uses Microsoft MFC which is supposed to make Windows programming easy. (I don't own this book.)