Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD

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Retired veteran, politician, and best-selling author, Jason Kander describes his experiences in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2006 while serving as a political-military intelligence officer. He delineates intense moments spent behind closed doors with a range of questionable and potentially dangerous characters, several associated with Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and drug trafficking. He retrieves critical information but comes home a changed man who finds only temporary refuge in politics. After countless hours of campaigning and governing, nightmares, insomnia, and depression spiral him into an abyss. From its depths, Kander seeks professional help and begins the journey to healing.

In Invisible Storm: A Soldier’s Memoir of Politics and PTSD, Kander reveals his demons, those that lead him to contemplate taking his own life. His descriptions of prowling through the house each night searching for an intruder that doesn’t exist as well as his wife’s candid notes that elucidate his paranoia, inability to connect, and sheer hopelessness are both haunting and enlightening. They serve to unveil some of the mysteries behind PTSD, an often misunderstood and under-diagnosed condition. His account will undoubtedly aid many in their own recoveries. Additionally, it’ll vastly contribute to educating the public as a whole.

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Author Jason Kander
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 224 pages
Publisher Mariner Books
Publish Date 05-Jul-2022
ISBN 9780358658962
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Issue August 2022
Category Biographies & Memoirs