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|Welcome to the board from another newbie. For a balanced introduction try Battle Cry Of Freedom. Sorry I don't recall the author. I feel it gives one of the most balanced perspectives on political, economic and abolitionist reasons that there was a war. I am just now reading the Civil War a narative by Shelby Fote. It is a series of books that helps to place all the major battles and events in cronological relation. I got it for Christmas and just now am upto Vicksburg- Gettysburg volume.