Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years


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Schaffner Press
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6.44 X 9.23 X 0.86 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Ron Capps is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, a nonprofit that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans, active and reserve service members, and military family members. He is the curriculum developer and lead instructor for the National Endowment for the Arts programs that bring expressive and creative writing seminars to wounded warriors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. His literary writing has appeared in the Delmarva Review, JMWW, the Little Patuxent Review, the New York Times, Prime Number, RiverLit, and in numerous online venues. His policy writing and commentary have appeared regularly in the American Interest, Foreign Policy, Health Affairs, Monthly Developments Magazine, and Time magazine's Battleland blog and on NPR's All Things Considered, the BBC World Service, and Pacifica Radio. 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 25 years, retiring as a lieutenant Colonel. He lives in Washington, DC.


"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, Life Among Giants
"An affecting meditation about our recent expeditionary wars and the consequences for those we have sent into the fight." --Rick Atkinson, author, the Liberation Trilogy
"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, Fatal Light and Crossing Over: The Vietnam Stories
"This searing memoir recounts the horrors Capps encountered and their devastating effects on his psyche and soul. Capps's telling of his story of war and bearing witness is vitally important for "the 99% of Americans who sat out the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq." --Publishers Weekly
"A mostly even-keeled soldier's memoir that occasionally throws sparks." --Kirkus Reviews
"An admirable, important memoir from a combat veteran and observer of genocide." --Donald Powell,