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


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Schaffner Press
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6.44 X 9.23 X 0.86 inches | 1.33 pounds

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About the Author

Ron Capps is the founder and director of the Veterans Writing Project, a non-profit program that provides no-cost writing seminars and workshops for veterans, service members, and their 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. Ron is a graduate of both the Master of Liberal Arts program and the MA in Writing program of the Johns Hopkins University. A combat veteran of Afghanistan, Ron served in the Army and Army Reserve for 25 years, entering as a private and retiring as a lieutenant Colonel. He also served as a political officer in the Foreign Service. As a soldier or diplomat, Ron served in Rwanda, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and in the Darfur region of Sudan. He was twice awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Afghanistan and received the William R. Rivkin award from the American Foreign Service Association for "intellectual courage and the creative use of dissent" for challenging U.S. foreign policy following his service in Darfur.


"An affecting meditation about our recent expeditionary wars, and the consequences for those we have sent into the fight." RICK ATKINSON Pulitzer Prize Winner, THE LIBERATION TRILOGY
"Endorsing a book with the word "stunning" is a cliché, but with some books no other word will do. Seriously Not All Right is one of those books. Tracking his extraordinary career as both Army and Foreign Service officer, Ron Capps chronicles the st" RICHARD CURREY FATAL LIGHT and CROSSING OVER; Vietnam Stories
"...this approaches the sublime." MARK THOMPSON TIME Magazine
"...stunningly good..." RACHEL SASLOW The Washington Post
"Capps pulled me places I knew I did not want to go, yet, somehow, I went willingly, and emerged scarred but hopeful. He proves there is beauty to be found in the worst places, that there is recovery, and he reminded me to be thankful for my own place. Go " KELLY KENNEDY Author of They Fought For Each Other.
"A disturbing, heartfelt but soul-weary account... It offers a human-scale view of an endless war mostly hidden from western view, a war of atrocities, blind violence, and hopelessness unto absurdity. There are flickers of caring, flickers, even, of love, " BILL ROORBACH Author of Life Among Giants.
"...a must-read for those who care about our nation, its wars, and the men involved in them. You'll be hard-pressed to find another story like this one." DARIO DIBATTISTA Courage Beyond
"Capps is obviously master of the pointed understatement, ...he delivers his stories with a club-chair confidence of clear-eyed reflection. Between emotional slugs to the gut, you can almost hear the clink of ice in the glass. ...Seriously - you should rea" CHARLIE SHERPA Red Bull Rising