Preferrably for my Kindle, but otherwise something I can maybe get at the library. I'm not a patient person, though I'm working on it, but I want patience NOW!
To preface, I was educated by the public school system in Southern California during the 1970s (smirk), so what history I learned was probably subject to so much bleach that it had holes in it. Toss in the fact that I didn't become a fan of history until I was in my 40s, and I'm pretty much clueless at an age when I really shouldn't be.
The Boyfriend wanted to go see the movie Lincoln today, and it sounded interesting, so we went. While I liked the movie from a cinematic standpoint, and I know Spielberg did awesome stuff like perfectly replicate Lincoln's office and use his actual pocket watch, I can't help but feel it was the Hollywood version of the facts. It just didn't feel... right. Too much "absolute good guys and absolute bad guys" without ever really mentioning any other reasons why the war was going on, just that the whole thing was over slavery, and I'm just not buying that. In any conflict, there are usually a multitude of reasons "why".
So... any recommendations for good books with a more insighful explanation as to what was going on? Again, if I can get it on Kindle or at a standard library, that would be great, but if you know of a book that's a must read and won't cost me an arm and half my leg, I'd love to know about it as well.
Thanks in advance!