Originally Posted by AxleIke
It is nice to step outside the normal view of our history, that of heroic founding fathers, and a fair, almost utopian, society, and visit the darker side of our history.
You might consider a few other books, then. These take the non-mainstream view on the subjects. Lincoln for one benefits greatly from popular revisionist history (the cult of Lincoln as it's referred).
"Lincoln Unmasked" by Tom DiLorenzo
"A Century of War" by John Denson
"Defending the Undefendable" by Walter Block
"Churchill, Hitler and the Unnecessary War" by Pat Buchanan
"Hamilton's Curse" by Tom DiLorenzo
"Reassessing the Presidency" collection of essays edited by John Denson