Seriously Not All Right by Ron Capps audiobook

Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years; A Memoir

By Ron Capps
Read by Shawn Compton

Blackstone Publishing 9781936182589
8.90 Hours Unabridged
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For more than a decade, Ron Capps, serving as both a senior military intelligence officer and as a Foreign Service officer for the US Department of State, was witness to war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. From government atrocities in Kosovo, to the brutal cruelties perpetrated in several conflicts in central Africa, the wars in both Aghanistan and Iraq, and culminating in genocide in Darfur, Ron acted as an intelligence collector and reporter but was diplomatically restrained from taking preventative action in these conflicts. The cumulative effect of these experiences, combined with the helplessness of his role as an observer, propelled him into a deep depression and a long bout with PTSD, which nearly caused him to take his own life. Seriously Not All Right is a memoir that provides a unique perspective of a professional military officer and diplomat who suffered (and continues to suffer) from PTSD. His story, and that of his recovery and his newfound role as founder and teacher of the Veterans Writing Project, is an inspiration and a sobering reminder of the cost of all wars, particularly those that appeared in the media and to the general public as merely sidelines in the unfolding drama of world events.

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Summary

For more than a decade, Ron Capps, serving as both a senior military intelligence officer and as a Foreign Service officer for the US Department of State, was witness to war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and genocide. From government atrocities in Kosovo, to the brutal cruelties perpetrated in several conflicts in central Africa, the wars in both Aghanistan and Iraq, and culminating in genocide in Darfur, Ron acted as an intelligence collector and reporter but was diplomatically restrained from taking preventative action in these conflicts. The cumulative effect of these experiences, combined with the helplessness of his role as an observer, propelled him into a deep depression and a long bout with PTSD, which nearly caused him to take his own life. Seriously Not All Right is a memoir that provides a unique perspective of a professional military officer and diplomat who suffered (and continues to suffer) from PTSD. His story, and that of his recovery and his newfound role as founder and teacher of the Veterans Writing Project, is an inspiration and a sobering reminder of the cost of all wars, particularly those that appeared in the media and to the general public as merely sidelines in the unfolding drama of world events.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The writing is crisp, authoritative, rueful, very much alive in the face of death, and political in the best sense: an eyewitness account.” Bill Roorbach, author of Life Among Giants
“This powerful and necessary work teaches us that, while we cannot expunge the ghosts of history, we can and must bear witness and share the truth as we know it.” Richard Currey, author of Fatal Light
“An affecting meditation about our recent expeditionary wars and the consequences for those we have sent into the fight.” Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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Author Bio: Ron Capps

Author Bio: Ron Capps

Ron Capps is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project. His literary writing and policy writing and commentary have appeared regularly in numerous major publications. He has been a consultant to Frontline, PBS’s Newshour, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. A combat veteran of Afghanistan, he served in the Army and Army Reserve for twenty-five years, retiring as a lieutenant Colonel. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 8.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English