First-Time Author Conrad Taylor’s Immigrant Story Recommended Highly by Noted Critic

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Orlando-based author announces that Readers’ Favorite has awarded its highest rating to PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance. The respected reviewer praised the memoir, which charts the West Point-trained writer’s battle against Third-World political paranoia, as “difficult to put down.”

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Conrad Taylor, a first-time author, recently received the highest rating of 5 Stars from Readers' Favorite for his book, PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance. The respected critic describes the West Pointer’s work as a “captivating memoir” that “gives me another level of understanding of what Third World citizens have to go through to obtain freedom as an unconditional human right.”

Reviewer for the likes of James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Random House, Penguin, and Harper Collins judged PATH to FREEDOM as “an extremely interesting read, thanks to Taylor’s talent for illustrating his life’s journey in such a fascinating way that I found this book difficult to put down until the end. For those looking to be inspired, as well as broaden their knowledge about Guyana and Third World political affairs, this commendable memoir is highly recommended.”

Taylor’s book charts a sometimes-humorous, fly-or-die journey of resilience, hope, survival, and love, as he traverses between a vibrant mining community deep in the impenetrable tropical rain forests of 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.

PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance, which also fits into the inspirational, military and drama genres, offers up a ringside seat to Taylor's 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.

“We can definitely relate to Conrad Taylor’s emotions, aspirations, hopes, as well as uncertainties in this memoir,” said Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite.

The high praise that Readers’ Favorite gave PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance helps to showcase the lifeline that immigration is for so many.

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About Author
Conrad Taylor holds a Master’s degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, a Bachelor’s from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an Executive Management diploma from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Taylor’s book, PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance, earned a 5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite, a B.R.A.G. Medallion from indieBRAG LLC., a Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writer’s Association, and a place in the archives of the Anacostia Library Museum at The Smithsonian.

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Readers' Favorite earned the "Honoring Excellence" and "Best Websites for Authors" awards from the Association of Independent Authors, and are members of the National Book Critics Circle and the National Education Association.

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