Path to Freedom
My Story of Perseverance
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“Conrad- 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.” - Kevin Mckeown, West Point Class of 1977
“Path to Freedom” is an inspirational memoir. It charts a sometimes-humorous journey of perseverance, resilience, hope, survival, and love, as its author traverses between a remote mining town in Guyana’s Amazon jungle and the highly-regimented United States Military Academy - at the height of the Vietnam War. It has a simple proposition - fly-or-die. The narrative sums up rude awakenings, especially after West Point - because of West Point.
The book describes what happened upon the author’s return in 1973 to a government turned repressive, anti-American, and paranoid - overnight. The Soviet-leaning, Cold-War-era dictatorship feared regime change.
Path to Freedom... A must read!
Conrad Taylor ‘s journey from a small village in Guyana to the pinnacle of military training at West Point and back presents a compelling glimpse of what actually happened behind the scenes in a closed developing nation. Taylor chronicles the stresses and strains that occur when personalities, cultures and civilizations clash… his is a personal story that shines the spotlight on how poor communications, suspicion, petty jealousies and lack of understanding among people, nations and governments can have a devastating impact on the lives of those young minds who are so critical to the development of poorer nation states that need their talents. In spite of it all, Taylor’s story is a tale of triumph… a real coming of age story that proves the truth of the words of William Cullen Bryant and Theodore Parker… and quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ….
“Truth crushed to earth will rise again…”
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice…”
‘Path to Freedom’ is a must read!