Not sure if this is a good place to ask this.
Before we arrive we'd really like to do some reading on the civil war and I was wondering if anybody could recommend a good book that would give us an overview of the causes of the war and the war itself. Preferably something that's not too dry!
I think we'll enjoy exploring the history more if we have a background knowledge to place it in. We didn't study it at school (in Scotland), so really looking for something that's complete.