The anguish of military history

Hate to publish the word angst for a second time in one week, but angst is what you get over at Mark Grimsley's blog: What good is military history? What's wrong with military history? Why do they dislike military historians?

This resonates with me. See especially, The field that isn't, Still struggling, and The neglected audience.

Grimsley runs with a very bad bunch - the Nevins/McPherson storytelling society that styles itself the AHA - but his cries of pain show him to be an altogether different type than theirs.

Have some bittersweet historiography; Grimsley is dishing it out.