Fergal Keane

The Madness

A Memoir of War, Fear and PTSD



“The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear, and PTSD” by Fergal Keane is a gripping account of the author’s personal struggles with PTSD. Keane’s raw and introspective storytelling sheds light on the devastating impact of war, exploring the invisible scars that haunt both soldiers and civilians long after the conflict ends.

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“The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear, and PTSD” is a powerful and deeply personal account by acclaimed journalist Fergal Keane. In this moving memoir, Keane takes readers on a harrowing journey through the devastating impact of war, the gripping realities of fear, and the profound challenges of living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Keane, known for his courageous reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones, shares his own traumatic experiences with raw honesty and vulnerability. With vivid prose and poignant storytelling, he immerses readers in the chaos and turmoil of war-torn landscapes, capturing the visceral sights, sounds, and emotions of the battlefield.

“The Madness” goes beyond the front lines, delving into the psychological toll of warfare on those who witness and participate in it. Keane bravely confronts the crippling effects of PTSD, exploring the internal battles, nightmares, and haunting memories that plague his mind long after the guns have fallen silent. Through his introspection and introspective observations, Keane sheds light on the often invisible scars carried by soldiers, journalists, and civilians alike.

With compassion and sensitivity, Keane examines the wider impact of war on communities and nations, exploring the ripple effects of violence and the enduring struggle for peace. He delves into the complex dynamics between trauma and resilience, offering glimpses of hope and redemption amidst the darkness.

“The Madness” is a profound exploration of the human spirit, laying bare the fragility and strength that coexist within us all. Keane’s memoir serves as a rallying cry for greater understanding and support for those affected by war and its aftermath, urging society to confront the stigma surrounding mental health and prioritize the healing of wounded souls.

Through “The Madness: A Memoir of War, Fear, and PTSD,” Fergal Keane leaves an indelible mark on readers, fostering empathy, awareness, and a renewed commitment to advocating for the well-being of individuals scarred by the ravages of war.

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Weight 0.270 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 12.8 cm