Yes, yes, yes...your Grouchy Historian is in military history nirvana.  After meeting and talking with the editor of the Journal of Military History at the recent conference I attended, I offered my services as a book reviewer for the Journal.   And, wonder of wonders, my services were accepted and I received my books to review this week.  TOTALLY AWESOME.  Of course I received FOUR of them, with a request to write not merely a book review, but a review essay on these four titles, all dealing with the recent US military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Now I must read, read and then write an essay like I have never written one before....

hmmm, hmmm, good.