qConrad- I finished reading your manuscript, it was riveting! I think it should be made into a movie. You provided me with an enlightening look into a country I knew very little about, and into a fellow West Pointer who, after reading his work, I feel I could call a friend and a compatriot.q - Kevin Mckeown, West Point Class of 1977 In The Smithsonian Institute's Anacostia Museum 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Winner Readers' Favorite 5 Star Recipient B.R.A.G. MedallionTM Honoree Royal Palm Literary Award Winner Little about Conrad Taylor's upbringing in a remote mining town, carved into the upper reaches of the Amazon jungle, prepared him for a first-of-a-kind scholarship to West Point. An extraordinary opportunity for most, it was a life-changer for him. Culture shock hardened the ensuing West Point Experience. And, Third World politics tested it - severely. The book has a simple proposition. Fly-or-die! qPATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseveranceq charts a sometimes-humorous journey of perseverance, resilience, hope, survival, and love. It traverses between the ecologically-exotic Guyana, South America and the wind-swept plains of the highly-regimented United States Military Academy - at the height of the Vietnam War. The narrative sums up rude awakenings, especially after West Point - because of West Point. The book offers up a ringside seat to Tayloras journey. It provides a unique prism through which to see the cultural trauma of emigration, the unique experience that is West Point, the personal side of Cold-War-era geopolitics, and the mayhem of Third World politics. The view will be nostalgic for some, shocking to many, and enlightening for others. Its subtly-threaded love story will enchant - at the very least! The account describes what happened upon Taylor's return to a government turned repressive, anti-American, and paranoid - overnight. The Soviet-leaning, Cold-War-era dictatorship feared regime change. Its power-hungry leaders obsessed about him being a spy for the United States. His was the impossible task of proving that he was not - or else! More than a memoir, The Smithsonian has archived the historically-accurate aPATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance.a The Institution displays the resource in its Anacostia Museum Library as a reference on the history and culture of Black people in the Western Hemisphere. qPATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseveranceq reads like a novel.Insecure. Certificate of Achievement aThis is to certify that Cadet Conrad Taylor, having endured the High Challenge and Infinite Detail of the ... Department of Engineering United States Military Academy In 1973, Guyana desperately needed human capital, ... Newspaper ads had led me to the state-owned agency responsible for the countrya#39;s electric power generation and distribution. ... I met with Mr. Spence hoping for a better experience and result, than I had had with Brigadier Price.
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